UPDATE Sunday night: WataugaRoads.com has learn that the shooting took place at a Camp Joy Road address. According to a law enforcement source, another 13 year old male was handling a shotgun out of the presence of an adult when the shooting happen. The source also says that all of the juveniles involved live in Tennessee.
The story is still developing, and WataugaRoads.com will update as more information is available.
A portion of highway 421 in Zionville was closed for a short period of time on Saturday night, to allow for a medical helicopter landing. The portion of road at Valley Pantry was closed just after 6pm, as EMS units and Watauga County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a dispatch for a 13 year old gunshot wound victim. The condition of the victim was not immediately available from authorities on Saturday night.