ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — A 3-year-old girl has died after being shot Monday in Robeson County, authorities said.

The shooting happened at about 3 p.m. in the area of Singletary Church Road and Highway 211 East outside of Lumberton, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

Legacy Alford of Lumberton was taken away from the residence before deputies arrived in a vehicle that was later met by Robeson County EMS, which then took her to UNC Southeastern Medical Center where she died, the sheriff’s office said. The body will be sent to the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Authorities have not released any details about the shooting, but the sheriff’s office said evidence will be presented to the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office. The case is being investigated by the homicide and juvenile divisions of the sheriff’s office.

No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 910-671-3100 or 910-671-3170.

This is at least the second time this month a child has been shot and killed in Robeson County. Earlier this month, a 7-year-old died after he accidentally shot himself while holding a gun.

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