SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — An eight-year-old boy has died after being shot in Goodlettsville Wednesday morning.

Goodlettsville police responded around 9:15 a.m. to a shooting on Elizabeth Court in the Long Hollow Place subdivision.

Elizabeth Court shooting
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When officers arrived, they said they located a child with an apparent “accidental gunshot wound” to the neck.

The eight-year-old was transported to a hospital for treatment, but later died, according to police.

In a statement released to News 2 Wednesday afternoon, Jon Duncan, the principal at Madison Creek Elementary confirmed the eight-year-old was a student at the school.

Asking for prayers for the boy’s family, Duncan described him as “full of energy and a friend to so many.”

“What a blessing it was to see him every morning at breakfast, where I would pretend to steal his food just to see his smile light up the cafeteria,” he wrote.

“Rest in peace, young man. You are already missed,” Principal Duncan added.

Goodlettsville police are investigating the shooting.

No additional information was immediately released.