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3-year-old boy struck by stray bullet in Fayetteville

Posted March 9, 2018 8:00 p.m. EST
Updated March 9, 2018 10:04 p.m. EST

— A 3-year-old boy was struck by a bullet that was accidentally discharged inside an adjacent apartment in Fayetteville Thursday afternoon.

Fayetteville police responded to apartment building 832 on Lake Pine Drive.

The preliminary investigation revealed two soldiers had accidentally fired a gun inside their apartment.

The bullet went through a dividing wall into an adjacent apartment, striking the child.

The child was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The two men are being questioned about the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Detective Kincade with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-723-2610 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.