Police: 8-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed in Concord

Published 4:12 am Sunday, November 1, 2020

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An 8-year-old boy was shot and killed when a man accidentally fired a gun inside a house in North Carolina early Friday morning, police said.

The child was dead when officers were called to the home at 2:08 a.m., Concord Police announced.

“I just think you have to practice extreme firearm safety,” Maj. Robert Ledwell Jr. told WSOC-TV. “We have to be cognizant that we are not treating a firearm like we do an ink pen.”

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Police said the man suspected of shooting the child is a resident of the home and has been cooperative with investigators. Authorities are not looking for other suspects.