NC teen accidentally shot, killed while taking photo of gun

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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — A teenage girl was fatally shot while taking a photo of a gun Sunday afternoon in Catawba County.

Officials told WSOC the teen and a 21-year-old man stopped to look at a gun for sale in the back of a pickup truck on Rocky Ford Road.

The girl was taking a photo of the gun when the man accidentally pulled the trigger and shot her in the chest, just above the heart, according to authorities.

Read more: WSOC