A 4-year-old boy was shot and killed in Gaston County on Tuesday, police say.
GASTON COUNTY N.C. (WBTV) – A 4-year-old boy was shot and killed in Gaston County on Tuesday, police say.
According to Gaston County Police, the child was found dead after 4 p.m. from a gunshot wound at a home on Cindy Lane in Gastonia.
Investigators said the child’s mother, father and another relative living at the home failed to properly secure a gun. The boy and one of his siblings found the gun and while in possession, discharged it, which struck and killed the 4-year-old, according to authorities.
Police decided to arrest and charged all three adults with felony involuntary manslaughter, felony child abuse and a misdemeanor of storing a firearm in a manner accessible to a minor.
Source: 4-year-old shot and killed after finding gun; 3 arrested including parents