Police: 5-year-old with life-threatening injuries after being accidentally shot in Lumberton

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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — A 5-year-old was injured after a firearm accidentally discharged, Lumberton Police said.

The 5-year-old had a gunshot wound to the torso when emergency personnel arrived. The child was flown to a medical center for treatment. Police believe the injuries are life-threatening.

Police said the initial investigation shows that they child was in a car in the parking lot of Southestern Dermatology on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton with a family member, when the child got access to an unsecured firearm and it was accidentally discharged.

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