Johnson County 2-year-old accidentally shot in head being moved to Georgia for more treatment


The 2-year-old Johnson County girl shot in the head by a pellet gun in March, is moving on to the next steps in treatment.

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Ariel Salaices has been in the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville since the incident occurred.

Christina Salaices, Ariel’s mother, said in a Facebook post that Ariel will be moved to a Georgia hospital for treatment on Thursday.

The investigation started in March after Ariel was hit in the head by what was determined to be a pellet gun.

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The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said no charges will be placed as the shooting was determined a “tragic accident.”

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