Robeson County family mourns 7-year-old who died in accidental shooting

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Robeson Co. family mourns 7-year-old who died in accidental shooting
A Robeson County mother is sharing the pain she is feeling following the death of her 7-year-old son, who accidentally shot himself while handling a loaded gun while visiting a relative.

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Robeson County mother is sharing the pain she is feeling following the death of her 7-year-old son.

Draquine Floyd Jr. died Saturday when he got hold of a loaded gun and accidentally shot himself.

According to his mother, Terricka Parks, Draquine was visiting a family member in the Fairmont community when the accident happened.

Parks told local reporters that her son meant the world to his whole family, especially his brothers.

"My baby was smart, and he was so joyful. It is just so quiet in my house now without him," Parks said.

Draquine Floyd, the child's father, was too devastated to talk to reporters.

Authorities have charged the child's great-uncle with failure to secure a firearm to protect a minor.

Read more about this incident at ABC15 News.