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Police release new details after 5-year-old shot, killed in Elizabeth City

A five-year-old boy was killed here on Sunday.
A five-year-old boy was killed here on Sunday.(NBC)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 1:08 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 4:41 PM EDT
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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WITN) - Police in Elizabeth City released new details on a shooting this past weekend that took the life of a five-year-old boy.

The shooting happened around 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Hickory Village Mobile Home Park on Hickory Road.

Police initially thought the child was injured with a BB gun, but later learned he was shot in the abdomen. He later died at Sentra Albemarle Hospital.

They seized a handgun from the area where the shooting happened.

Police have not released the name of the dead child, and did not say if anyone else was involved in the shooting.

They are asking for anyone with information on the shooting to call the Elizabeth City Police Department at (252) 621-7109 or the Crime Line at (252) 333-5555.

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