5-year-old’s birthday party disrupted by bullets

Credit: WATE

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) – Anderson County Sheriff’s Office confirms that an accidental shooting occurred during a toddler’s birthday party at Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge.

Whitney Smith was hosting the party for her son Ty’s fifth birthday when the celebration was interrupted by a shower of bullets.

Several unidentified people were shooting guns in a field on one side of Melton Hill Lake as stray bullets came across the lake to an area where the party was being held.

No one was hurt during the incident and no one has been charged.

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