2-year-old boy shot in Fayetteville home, police say

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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2-year-old boy shot in Fayetteville home, police say

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Fayetteville police are investigating after a 2-year-old boy was shot inside a home in the McArthur Place Community on Wednesday morning.

Officers went to the scene on Mosswood Lane near McArthur Road around 10 a.m. Lt. Gary Womble, a spokesperson for Fayetteville Police Department, said at least three other people were in the home at the time of the shooting: two adults and a teenager.

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A neighbor said she woke up to see a woman crying for help moments before first responders arrived.

The extent of the child's injuries are currently unknown. Fayetteville Police Department said the child was taken to the hospital and is being treated for his injuries. Womble said it is likely the child will be transported via helicopter to UNC-Chapel Hill hospital, but would not say whether the child was in critical condition.

"In my opinion, any gunshot wound is serious, especially when it happens to a juvenile," said Womble. "It's even more serious and more serious for us in our investigative methods to find out exactly what occured that a child would suffer a gunshot wound. That's important to us and that's what (sic) the detectives are working hard to determine what happened."

Fayetteville Police Department asked people to avoid the neighborhood and use alternate routes while they investigate.