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NC father kills son while cleaning gun

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ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. — A father from Robeson County killed his son while cleaning his gun.

Authorities say the 10-year-old boy was killed when he was shot by his father while the parent cleaned a shotgun.

According to The Robesonian, deputies say 34-year-old Christopher Stanlane was on the couch in his Fairmont home wiping down the gun around 4 p.m. Sunday when it fired.

Investigators say the boy was sitting in front of his father watching television and was struck in the head. Paramedic declared him dead at the home.

No charges have been filed, and deputies are still investigating the shooting.

Read more: The Robesonian