Sunday, April 21

2-Year-Old Injured in Accidental Shooting Friday Evening

SOPHIA N.C. – A 2-year-old was injured Friday evening after getting ahold of a firearm and accidently shooting themself in the leg, says the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday October 13th, 2023, just after 6 p.m., deputies responded to a home in Sophia for an accidental gunshot wound.

The Sheriff’s Office says that a 2-year-old child “grabbed their father’s pistol and accidentally pulled the trigger while the whole family was in their vehicle on their farm/land.”

The condition of the child is unknown at this time other than that they suffered a superficial wound to their leg.

The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident and no further information is available currently.