NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – An 8-year-old was found suffering from severe, life-threatening injuries in Nashville on Tuesday afternoon, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said. While being transported to the hospital, the child was pronounced dead.
The sheriff’s office said they were notified of the child just before 4:30 p.m.
Deputies were said to be interviewing family members Tuesday night in hopes of determining how the 8-year-old sustained the injuries.
The sheriff’s office and the Nash County Social Services Department are investigating.
This is the second investigation the sheriff’s office is looking into Tuesday night.
The first is a fatal shooting near the Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant where one person has already been pronounced dead after two people were shot.
This incident also happened right around 4:30 p.m. No connection has been made between the two events at this time.
Editor’s Note: The Nash County Sheriff’s Office originally reported the child’s death as 13 years old.