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NC baby accidentally shot by 3-year-old while dad goes outside to smoke, officials say

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (WBTV) - The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an incident that occurred Sunday morning in which a 1-year-old was shot and wounded while playing with a 3-year-old inside of a home, officials say.

UPDATE: NC dad charged after baby accidentally shot by toddler, deputies say

The shooting took place at around 11:50 a.m. at a home off of Lightview Lane. 

The 1-year-old’s father had been outside of the house smoking a cigarette when he heard the firearm discharge, deputies said. 

Upon re-entering the home, the man and his wife found the two children and a handgun.

The 1-year-old suffered a wound from the bullet that grazed the child's head but police do not believe it penetrated further. 

UPDATE: NC dad charged after baby accidentally shot by toddler, deputies say

The child was taken to a hospital in Charlotte for treatment.

No further information has been released at this time as this remains an active investigation.

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UPDATE: NC dad charged after baby accidentally shot by toddler, deputies say


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