2-year-old NC boy accidentally shoots self in chest with parents’ gun

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WILKES COUNTY, NC — A 2-year-old boy North Carolina boy accidentally shot himself after he found his parents’ handgun in their vehicle on Sunday in Wilkes County.

Wilkes County deputies say the child pulled the gun from the driver’s side door and accidentally shot himself in the chest.

The child was taken to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem for treatment. His current condition is not known.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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