Husband shoots himself and wife at Tennessee church while discussing Texas church shootingBy William Martin 7:51 AM November 17, 2017
An elderly man accidentally shot himself and his wife while people were discussing the recent Texas church shooting over dinner, according to police in Tennessee.
The Tellico Plains Police Department said that the schools in the area of the shooting were placed in a temporary lockdown for the students’ safety.
This lockdown was lifted as soon as police cleared the scene.
Both victims, who are around 85-years-old, were flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where they were treated and released.
No charges will not be filed, police said.
According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Thursday, at around 1:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church.
People gathered at the church for dinner and they discussed the recent mass shooting in Texas.
While eating dinner, one man said that he carries his gun with him all the time.
He took it out and removed the ammunition.
He then passed the gun around.
When the elderly man got his gun back, he put placed the magazine in the chamber and reloaded it.
It was then that he accidentally pulled the trigger.
The bullet then through his hand and then hit his wife.
The bullet traveled through his wife’s abdomen.