Cousin accidentally kills 11-year-old in Easter shooting
An 11-year-old Columbus County boy died Sunday after being shot by his 13-year-old cousin, authorities said.Posted — Updated
NAKINA, N.C. — An 11-year-old Columbus County boy died Sunday after being shot by his 13-year-old cousin, authorities said.
Justin Hunter Ward was shot once with a .22-caliber rifle and died in surgery at Columbus Regional Hospital, authorities said.
Justin and his 13-year-old cousin, whose name wasn't released, found a rifle in a shed at the home of a relative, and the gun went off as they played with it, authorities said.
The shooting remains under investigation.
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