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Police: Child shot in leg at Apex home

Posted March 14, 2013 3:27 p.m. EDT
Updated March 14, 2013 6:39 p.m. EDT

— A 4-year-old boy was shot in the lower leg Thursday afternoon at a home on Scott's Ridge Trail in Apex, police said.

According to officers, the boy and his brother were playing near a car that had a weapon stored in the glove compartment. After the boys gained access to the gun, it accidentally discharged, police said. 

The boy was taken to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The owner of the car was taken into custody, but it wasn't clear if the man would be charged. Police said the man was a family friend who had come to the home to pick up the boys. 

No other information was immediately released.