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In North Carolina, a third child dies from accidental gun shooting this month

Posted by on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:54 PM

The Durham Police Department announced this morning that a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot last night inside his North Durham home, and that the shooting was accidental, involving multiple juveniles. If true, that would mark the third accidental shooting this month resulting in the death of a North Carolina child.

Last week, Fayetteville police charged the 52-year-old grandfather of a 7-year-old boy with involuntary manslaughter after the boy was accidentally shot by a rifle with the grandfather in the home. The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

On April 13 a 3-year-old Charlotte boy was shot and killed in his home after an accidental shooting.

"The Durham Police Department is deeply saddened by the loss of such a young life," said DPD Chief Jose Lopez in a statement. "Safety must be a priority when there are firearms in the home," he added.

Names have not been released, and charges have not been filed.

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