A 3-year-old died from an apparent accidental shooting Sunday afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
The shooting was reported about 1:20 p.m. in the 700 block of Glasgow Road, near Moores Chapel Road in northwest Charlotte. The 3-year-old boy, whom police did not identify, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and pronounced dead, police said.
Police say they believe the child was inside a home when he was shot. Preliminary information indicates that there was no foul play involved, and family members who were inside the home at the time of the shooting were cooperating with the investigation and were being interviewed by detectives, police said in a release.
The one-story brick home was surrounded by crime-scene tape Sunday afternoon.
Neighbor Amanda Howell, 19, said she was cooking when she heard a woman screaming outside.
She fell down crying and screaming right in the yard, said Howell, adding that the woman then ran across the street to another neighbors house, where relatives of the boy live.
Cassandra Lemmon, who lives in the home where the woman ran, described the boy as the average little 3-year-old. She declined further comment, simply adding, Everybody keep us in your prayers.
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