2-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shot In N.C.

A 2-year-old boy in Asheboro, N.C. was shot Saturday after locating an unsecured gun in his family’s home, the Courier-Tribune reported.

The boy reportedly found the gun in his parents’ bedroom and put it in his mouth. His mother, father and three siblings were all home when the accident transpired shortly before 2 p.m. Randolph County, N.C. Sheriff’s Det. M. Reynolds said the boy is expected to survive, according to the Courier-Tribune.

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