Detectives say the child’s father was outside the residence this morning smoking a cigarette and heard a loud pop. He rushed back inside the residence where he and his wife found the two children who were playing in the parent’s bedroom. The one-year-old child suffered a wound from a bullet that grazed the child’s head. It’s believed the bullet did not penetrate the skull.
While playing in the room the children apparently retrieved a .380 caliber handgun from a nightstand and a shot was fired. The one-year-old child was transported to Atrium Heath Care in Charlotte by Lincoln County EMS. The child is doing well and is expected to be released from the hospital soon.
Gun safety locks are available at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at no charge.
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