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Fayetteville girl accidentally shoots herself in leg

Posted February 14, 2014

— An 8-year-old girl accidentally shot herself in the leg Friday afternoon, police said.

The girl found a loaded handgun in the master bedroom at 4021 Calver Court, in the Hillendale North subdivision, police said. She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and was listed in stable condition.

A grandparent was at home with the girl at the time, said police.

The shooting remains under investigation.


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  • Jump1 Feb 18, 2014

    What is there to investigate, the gun was left out as to allow the child to get it. Charge the grandparents both of them. My grandkids come over all the time and they can not get to any gun in the house and I have one in each room. Also I have taken the time to train my grandkids about the use of any gun and they are just 6 & 9.

  • Forthe Newssite Feb 17, 2014
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    So have the parents been charged for this? Glad that the little girl is OK-----THIS TIME

  • Coach K is still GREAT Feb 17, 2014

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    Yeah... blame the gun and the the "responsible" parent...

    What are you going to do if someone ever breaks into your home and threatens a family member... threaten to kill them with your fly swatter??

  • davido Feb 17, 2014

    ..and that is why we all need guns in our homes.