Man arrested after 2-year-old accidentally shoots self in Iredell County

Erin Dreshon Vanderburg
Erin Dreshon Vanderburg(Iredell County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: May. 3, 2021 at 4:11 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Deputies are calling a shooting where a 2-year-old was injured in Statesville “accidental.”

Iredell County deputies say a 2-year-old grabbed a loaded .380 semiautomatic pistol that had been lying on the bed and was shot.

The incident happened at a home on Old Wilkesboro Road in Statesville Sunday night.

The child was treated at the scene and then was taken to the children’s hospital in Winston-Salem. Deputies say the child is in stable condition.

Erin Dreshon Vanderburg was arrested Monday and is facing charges of misdemeanor failure to store firearms to protect a minor and misdemeanor child abuse.

He is in the Iredell County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond.

Alyssa Marie Lyons has been issued an arrest warrant on a charge of misdemeanor child abuse.

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