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Robeson Co. Child Dies in Accidental Shooting

Posted February 8, 1998 6:00 a.m. EST

— The Robeson County Sheriff's Department says a 6-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 12-year-old sister, Denise Hucks. The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Monday at the children's older sister's home on Shannon Road, just west of Lumberton.

Investigators say the boy picked up a shotgun in a bedroom and was going to show it to his sister when it went off. The two children were home from school because Monday was a teacher's work day. The older sister, age 18, had left the home to run a quick errand. Detectives are working to determine who owned the gun and whether any charges will be filed.