8-year-old hospitalized after being accidentally shot by father in Rocky Mount, police say

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- Rocky Mount police are investigating after an 8-year-old was accidentally shot late Wednesday night.

At 10:15 p.m., officers responded to the report of the accidental shooting along the 600 block of Avondale Avenue.

On arrival, officers learned that the father allegedly shot his 8-year-old in the abdomen by accident. The child was immediately transported to Vidant Hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Rocky Mount Police Department at (252) 972-1411.

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