DEPUTIES: Craven County Teen Accidentally Shoots Self With Single Shot Pistol

A teenager is recovering at the hospital after deputies say he shot himself in the hand with a pistol.

Officials with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office tell us it happened at a home on Main Street in Dover around 9:10 Sunday.

We’re told the 13-year-old victim was gathering some items with his mother for his hospitalized grandfather from the man’s home. Officials say the teen found a single shot pistol which fired and hit him in the hand.

Officials say fired was believed to be a .410 round.

The teen was taken to Vidant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according the sheriff’s office.

Officials are exploring whether or not there will be charges filed in the case.

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