Fayetteville Police: Accidental Gun Discharge Kills Toddler

Fayetteville police say a 2-year-old girl has died after finding a loaded handgun inside a home.

Police say they found the child when they responded Saturday afternoon to a call about a shooting. They say their investigation shows the girl found the loaded handgun, which then discharged and struck her. The girl was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where she died.

No one else at the home was injured.

Police released no other details.


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