North Carolina toddler accidentally shot in head by sibling in Clayton home, police say

North Carolina toddler accidentally shot in head by sibling, police say

CLAYTON, N.C. — A North Carolina toddler was hospitalized after a sibling accidentally shot her last week, authorities said.

According to WNCN and WTVD, the incident occurred about 11 a.m. Friday at a home on Smart Court in Clayton. A woman and her three children were inside the home when one child found a semi-automatic handgun and shot the 2-year-old girl. The toddler suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Clayton police said.

Authorities rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, where she was in the emergency room, the news outlets reported. Authorities said she was alive but did not disclose her condition.

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Police have not filed any charges in connection with the shooting but continue to investigate the case, according to WNCN.

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