North Carolina boy dies after accidental BB gun shooting

Published: Dec. 21, 2020 at 6:43 PM EST
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TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina sheriff’s office says an eight-year-old child has died after being accidentally shot in the chest with a BB gun or pellet gun while playing with another child.

News outlets report the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responding to a call on Sunday found the child wounded at a home in the Stony Point community.

The sheriff’s office says the child was being transferred from Iredell Memorial Hospital to Brenner’s Children Hospital in Winston-Salem when the child went into cardiac arrest and was diverted to another hospital, where the child died.

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