PIKEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says an 11-year-old child was hurt Wednesday in an accidental shooting.
It happened at a home on Canary Lane just after 2 p.m.
The child's father was cleaning a gun when it went off. The bullet hit a metal gun safe and deflected, hitting the boy.
The boy's injuries are described as non-life-threatening.
The investigation continues and no charges have been filed.