An accident shooting at Smith Iron Works on Friday afternoon left a Trion man dead from a gunshot wound. Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader released the following statement on Friday night concerning the shooting:
“On Friday afternoon around 2:30 Deputies and EMS were dispatched to 5285 Highway 114 in regards to a reported accidental gunshot wound. Upon arrival deputies and EMS found the victim unresponsive suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim, Shannon Hellard of Trion succumbed to his injury at the scene. There is no foul play suspected. Please keep the Hellard family and his work family in your prayers.”
Law enforcement along with Redmond EMS were dispatched to the scene shortly after the incident along with Chattooga County Coroner Earl Rainwater.
Further details into the incident have not been released at this time.