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Sheriff: Loudon Co. mom survives after being shot by son

7:04 PM, Sep 5, 2012   |    comments
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A Loudon County woman is in serious condition after officials say she was shot by her 11-year-old son.

The Loudon County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting just after midnight on Wednesday. It happened on Parkway Drive in the Eaton Crossroads Community of Loudon County.

According to the the Sheriff's Office and family members, Stacy Duggan was shot in the head by her 11-year old son. Duggan's husband called the shooting an accident, saying his son has a traumatic brain injury.

The Sheriff's Office says it cannot rule the shooting an accident at this time, but authorities say it appears the child did not do this on purpose. The deputy's report indicates the 11-year-old says he thought the gun was a toy. The investigation is ongoing.

EMS crews took Duggan to UT Medical Center where she is listed in serious condition.

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