No charges to be filed in accidental shooting of Davidson County 10-year-old

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C..–No charges will be filed in the accidental shooting that landed a 10-year-old in the hospital Friday afternoon, according to The Lexington Dispatch.

The sheriff said a neighbor who lives about 1,200 feet away from the residence of the child, Zack Reno, was performing maintenance to his weapon when the accident occurred. Deputies were dispatched to the shooting that occurred in a field in the 1000 block of Clark Road about 4 p.m. Friday.

“We located the individual who did the shooting,” Sheriff David Grice told the paper. “He was shooting from his front porch. He fired one round after cleaning his gun in what he thought was a safe direction and hit that kid.”

The sheriff said deputies have reviewed the case with representatives from the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office and do not believe charges are warranted. The man’s name will not be released, the sheriff said.

Read more at The Lexington Dispatch


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