RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — An 8-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head on Saturday, according to Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt.
Seabolt says that a grandfather and their grandchild were out turkey hunting in the area of High Pine Church Road.
Seabolt says that when the two were finished hunting, they began to put their guns into the back of the truck.
Seabolt says a nine-millimeter gun was loaded into the back of the truck and fired at some point, hitting the child in the head.
Seabolt says the grandfather did not have cellular reception in the area, so he loaded the wounded child into the truck and drove to an area with reception.
Once they contacted 911, an ambulance met the pair at Dawson Miller Road and US-220 Business, according to Seabolt.
Seabolt says the ambulance took the child to a local hospital in Asheboro, and he was later taken to a different hospital where the child is recovering, according to deputies.
Seabolt says that no charges have been filed at this point and time. There is no further information available.