A 2-year-old North Carolina boy died after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said authorities.
The shooting is still under investigation. The child's name hasn't been released.
It's not clear how the boy shot himself or how he was able to obtain the firearm.
“I don’t have any information as to how the child was shot at this point,” said Womble. “The detectives are working that angle to find out because we want to know certainly what happened to the child so that’s what they’re learning right now.”
Authorities said the boy was airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill at around 10 a.m. after the incident occurred, CBS17 reported.
A neighbor said she woke up to hear a woman crying for help after first responders arrived on the scene, according to the ABC affiliate.
Police said that the boy's father was identified as Alonzo Hurtado, who was found dead on May 7, 2019, inside a vehicle parked at Abbots Landing Apartments in Fayetteville. Hurtado was shot several times, they said.
Other details about the incident are not clear.