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UPDATE: 12-Year-Old Remains Hospitalized

A 12-year-old shooting victim remains in the hospital, five days after being shot in the legs while in his home.

Terry Randolph, Jr. was shot while he was watching television in the living room. It happened at the home of his father's girlfriend Wednesday night.

On Monday morning the child was still listed in good condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital after undergoing surgery to remove the bullet.

So far there have been no arrests in the shooting.


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A 12-year-old shooting victim wants to know why someone would be shooting at his house.

Terry Randolph, Jr. spoke to WITN's Michael Baldwin Friday afternoon from his bed at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The boy was shot Wednesday night as he laid on the living room floor watching television. It happened in the home of the girlfriend of his father, who was babysitting the youngster.

"I was laying on the floor watching T.V. and that's when I heard gun shots. I thought they were shooting in the air so I got up...that's when I got shot in my legs," says Randolph.

After having the bullet removed Thursday, the boy says it hurts the most around his knee.

The boy's mother believes gangs may be involved and whoever did this targeted the wrong house when her son was caught in the crossfire.

Deputies continue to search for those responsible for the shooting.


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A Martin County child, who was shot while in his living room watching television, is now in good condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

12-year-old Terry Randolph, Jr. underwent surgery Thursday on his leg, having the bullet removed.

Terrance Randolph, Sr. says his son is still in a lot of pain. Randolph says now his son and his daughter are afraid to stay in the home that was shot at Wednesday night.

It happened around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night on Bailey Road outside of Williamston.

Investigators say the child was in the living room when three shots were fired from outside. Lt. Drew Robinson says it does not appear the child was being targeted, and he may have just been in the wrong place at the time.

The father's girlfriend, who was babysitting the child, tells WITN News she was in the kitchen when she heard shots and heard the boy scream. She said she ran into the living room area to find blood all over the floor.

Deputies are asking if anyone was in the area of Bailey Road between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. and saw any suspicious activity or heard anything should contact Martin County investigators as soon as possible.


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