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Man accidentally shot while buying Christmas tree

Published On: Dec 02 2013 04:36:56 PM CST
Kingsport Police Department
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

We have new details on an accidental shooting that happened in Kingsport on Friday.

The victim is still in critical condition. Kingsport police say 59-year-old Michael Bledsoe accidently shot himself while he was buying a Christmas tree.

Police say while he was getting a tree stand out of the back of his vehicle, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun lying in the back discharged and shot Bledsoe in the pelvic area.

The investigation is ongoing.