Metro police detectives believe Thursday night’s fatal shooting of a 10-month-old boy at a motel on Elm Hill Pike was unintentional.
The shooting happened around 6:40 p.m. at 2511 Elm Hill Pike. According to police, 30-year-old Larry Bass was handling a semi-automatic pistol when it discharged, shooting Adam Bass in the chest.
Larry Bass’ wife and their two other sons, who are ages 3 and 2, were also present at time.
Two Hermitage Precinct detectives, who were nearby, responded to the scene and administered CPR, but were unsuccessful. Adam died at the scene.
According to Metro police, the family is from Texas and Larry Bass has been in town working at the Music City Center site.
The investigation continues.