Teen Accidentally Shot Self In Head While Playing With Cat, Witnesses Say

04/01/2015 05:12 pm ET | Updated Apr 13, 2015

A Tennessee teenager has died after witnesses say he accidentally shot himself in the head with a pistol while playing with a cat in the park.

Craig Lambert, 19, succumbed to injuries from the incident on Wednesday, Metro Nashville Police Department officials told News Channel 5.

Multiple witnesses told police that Lambert was sitting at a picnic table at a Nashville park at around 10 p.m. on Monday. Witnesses said the teen was playing with his cat and had his gun in hand when he dropped the weapon and it discharged, according to WSMV.

Police are investigating the shooting, according to The Tennessean.

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