12-year-old shot inside Burlington home

BURLINGTON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Burlington police officers are investigating after a 12-year-old was shot Thursday night.

It happened inside of a home on Center Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers found the young child suffering from a gunshot wound.

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After investigating, officials found that a relative of the victim was handling a gun when it was accidentally shot. The gun shot into a room adjacent to a bedroom where the victim was.

The child is still in the hospital and is in stable condition. Police did not say if charges would be filed.

Those with information should contact the department at (336) 229-3500. To report your information anonymously, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or text 8398 to 274637 for a text-a-tip method.
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