CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - An 8-year-old boy died after being shot in Concord early Friday morning, according to police.
Officers say a family friend accidentally discharged a firearm and it struck the 8-year-old inside a home. It happened around 2:08 a.m. at a home off Ramsgate Drive SW. The area is near Zion Church Road E and Highway 601.
Police say they arrived to find the boy suffering from a gunshot wound. Medic pronounced the 8-year-old dead on scene. Police say the family friend, who lived at the home, owned the gun. He is speaking with investigators at the Concord Police Department and is being cooperative.
Police are also speaking with others who were present at the time of the shooting.
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