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Child injured by bullet in Fayetteville

Posted May 19, 2009

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— A 9-year-old child is recovering in Fayetteville from a gunshot wound to the head.

The unidentified child was shot at about 7 p.m. Tuesday near 302 Suzanne St., police said. Paramedics transported him by ambulance to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with what is thought to be non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police arrested a suspect less than an hour after the shooting.  His name was withheld Tuesday evening.

No additional information was provided by police.

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  • Glass Half Full May 20, 2009

    Injured by bullet? Since when did they quit using sensational headlines? Child SHOT in head!