At 1:35 p.m., Johnston County deputies were called to an "accidental shooting" on I-95 that temporarily closed the northbound Four Oaks exit ramp.
Deputies said the child found a gun and fired a round that struck the woman. She managed to get out of the truck and onto a stretcher, deputies said.
BREAKING: Johnston County Sheriff’s Office responded to “accidental shooting” at 1:35pm, happened inside a vehicle traveling I-95 in the Four Oaks area. Deputy tells me a child fired the gun, mother was shot but able to walk out of the vehicle. She’s now at hospital. @ABC11_WTVD— Andrea Blanford (@AndreaABC11) March 18, 2021
She was rushed to WakeMed hospital for treatment of "non-life-threatening injuries."
The Johnston County Sheriff's deputy called the shooting a "horrible accident" and "not a deliberate act."
No charges have been filed as authorities continue to investigate how the child was able to get a loaded gun inside the vehicle.
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