Police: 5-Year-Old Shoots 4-Year-Old In Winston-Salem

2:59 PM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- A 4-year-old is recovering from a gunshot wound after accidentally being shot Friday afternoon.

Police in Winston-Salem were dispatched to a shooting, involving a child, around noon Friday to a house on East 15th Street. When investigating officers arrived, they found a 4-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. The child was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Officers began their investigation and learned that a 5-year-old boy was the shooter. Police were told the boy found the gun in a closet and accidentally shot it, wounding the 4-year-old.

The boy's injury isn't considered life threatening, detectives said.

Police are still investigating the shooting. They are asking anyone about the incident to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 727-2800.

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