DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- Davidson County deputies said they still do not know who fired a shot that hit a 10-year-old boy playing outside Friday afternoon.
Family members said Zack Reno was outside on Clark Road near Linwood playing in a field behind his house when the bullet hit him.
They said the bullet grazed his arm and went in and out of his right hip. Zack Reno’s brother Blake Reno, 7, and uncle Stephen Browning were apparently with the boy at the time.
Zack Reno was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and was released on Friday evening.
The boy was still recovering on Saturday and said his arm is hurting.
“It came up through here and came out right there,” he said, pointing to his injury.
Investigators told the family they believe the bullet came from about 200 yards in the woods behind the family home.
Deputies searched the woods and a field near the family home looking for where the bullet may have come from. Investigators said they also knocked on the doors of a nearby mobile home park.
Pam Curlee, Zack Reno’s cousin, said it is not uncommon for people to shoot in the woods and field behind the family home.
The family said it was probably an accident, but until they know for sure they are going to be very careful.
Doctors said the boy was lucky because the bullet could have caused major damage.