A Hickory 3-year-old boy was killed after finding a loaded gun and accidentally shooting himself on Saturday afternoon.
Sheriff Joedy Pennington said deputies received the call between 1:30 and 2 p.m. to a home off Hwy. 503.
“When deputies arrived, the child was unresponsive, and they began to do CPR until the ambulance arrived,” Pennington said. “The was just a horrible accident.
“The boy was in a car riding with his older sister while his parents were inviting people to go to a revival. The boy found the gun in the glove compartment, and it went off.”
“Everyone please pray for the family,” Pennington said.