ESTILL SPRINGS, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities in Franklin County, Tennessee have confirmed that a 12-year-old boy shot and killed an 11-year-old classmate Friday.
Both Sienna Owens, the victim, and the suspect were students at North Middle School.
Deputies located Owens in the garage with a gunshot wound to her upper back.
It happened in the 100 block of Honey Lane, about 85 miles south of Nashville, around 6:30 p.m.
According to Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller, a responding deputy attempted to perform CPR. Sienna was transported to Southern Tennessee Medical Center where she died.
Details of the the events surrounding the shooting are unknown at this time, and the district attorney’s office will determine if charges will be filed.
An autopsy will be performed to determine if the shooting was accidental or intentional. Authorities are also working to determine if it was neglectful.
Authorities said Owens did not live at the home where the shooting occurred. Following the shooting, authorities said they already knew who the shooter was.
The investigation is ongoing and no one has been detained for the incident yet.
Visitation for Owens will be held at Moore Cortner Funeral Home on Dec. 15 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Services will be held Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at Moore Cortner Funeral Home, and burial services will be conducted at Franklin Memorial Gardens.
A GoFundMe account was set up to help the family with funeral expenses. Click here to donate.