The 7-year-old boy accidentally shot in the head Monday by one of his siblings has died, according to Crossville police.
The outlook for the unidentified child had been serious from the start, according to authorities.
Police confirmed his death about 8:45 p.m. Monday. He was taken to a Knoxville area hospital.
A University of Tennessee Medical Center spokeswoman said she could not confirm if the child had been taken there.
The shooting happened Monday afternoon as four children sat in a vehicle outside a Verizon store in Crossville.
The mother and stepfather had gone inside to pay a bill. One of the children found a loaded gun in the mother’s purse.
Police said the child tried to unload the gun. The weapon went off and hit the boy in the head.
The Cumberland County District Attorney General”s Office and the Department of Children’s Services were investigating.
A Verizon spokesperson declined to comment