ROBBINS, N.C. (AP) — Four people, two of them children, were wounded when a gun went off after someone dropped it at a turkey shoot in North Carolina, a sheriff’s office said.
The Moore County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release on Monday that a loaded shotgun which had been placed on a ledge fell to the ground. The shotgun went off and several people were struck by shotgun pellets, the news release said.
A husband and wife and their 1-year-old son were wounded as well as a 12-year-old girl who was airlifted to a hospital in Chapel Hill with non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said.
In addition, a 5-year-old girl was hurt when her hand touched a burn barrel. She was treated and released, according to the news release.
The sheriff’s office ruled the shooting was an accident since no criminal intent was determined.