SPARTA, TN AP) - Police say a child has died in an accidental shooting in Middle Tennessee.

Officials told WSMV-TV ( that an 8-year-old boy died in the shooting Sunday evening in White County. Authorities say the shooting occurred at his grandparents' home.

Police say the boy accidently fired the gun, striking himself.

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