Investigation Underway In Rockwood After 15-Year-Old Dies In Shooting

The Roane County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a 15-year-old teenager. According to the authorities, the incident, which is believed to have been an accident, involved the teenager accidentally shooting himself.

This unfortunate event occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, January 2, at approximately 1 a.m., within the confines of a residential area in Rockwood.

Details about the circumstances surrounding the incident are still sparse. The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the shooting took place at a private residence in Rockwood and that it happened around the aforementioned time.

However, they have refrained from providing more specific information at this stage. The investigation is ongoing, with the focus being on understanding how and why the shooting happened, particularly underlining the accidental nature as suggested by the initial findings.

The Roane County Sheriff’s Office has not released any additional information regarding the incident. As such, key details, including the identity of the teenager and the sequence of events leading up to the shooting, remain undisclosed.

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The lack of further information underscores the cautious approach law enforcement is taking in handling the investigation, ensuring accuracy and sensitivity due to the involvement of a minor and the tragic outcome of the event.

The community awaits more information as the Sheriff’s Office continues its thorough investigation into this heartbreaking accident.

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