A 10-month-old baby was shot and killed by his father inside a Tennessee hotel room on Thursday, NewsChannel5 reported.
According to The Tennessean, police officers received the call about 6:42 p.m., and arrived at the Extended Stay America motel in Donelson three minutes later.
Once on scene, officers found the victim, Adam Bass, with a gunshot wound to his chest. Despite attempts to revive the baby, he was pronounced dead at the scene, Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said.
Police said the preliminary investigation showed that Adam's father, Larry Bass, 30, was handling his semi-automatic pistol inside the motel room when the gun unintentionally discharged.
Bass' wife, Jacquelin Bass, 28, and two other sons, ages 2 and 3, were also in the room during the incident, but no one else was injured.
At the time of the shooting, the family was living at the motel so Bass could work at the Nashville Music City Center, WKRN-TV reported. The family was originally from Texas.
Police are still processing the scene. So far, no charges have been filed.
"The parents are very, very distraught over what's happened, and the police department does not believe this was an intentional act," Aaron said.
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