2-year-old accidentally shot after finding gun in Johnston County home

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
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A 2-year-old is in the hospital after accidentally being shot in Johnston County.

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 2-year-old is in stable condition after accidentally being shot in Johnston County.

Johnston County Sheriff's Office said at 9:29 p.m. deputies were sent to 113 Brookside Lane in Four Oaks in reference to a shooting.

When deputies arrived they determined a 2-year-old had been shot and was being treated by his parents. The child was later taken to Wake Med in Raleigh in stable condition.

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Deputies determined the child found a firearm inside the home. The child then fired the gun and was left with a self-inflicted wound.

The case is being reviewed by Johnston County Sheriff's Office along with the district attorney's office.