NHSO: Stepdad shoots 3-year-old while putting safety on rifle


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says a Wilmington man shot his three-year-old stepson yesterday while trying to put a safety lock on a rifle. It happened at a home on Yulan Drive.

Investigators say the small-caliber bullet hit the boy in the leg around 4:15 p.m.

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No charges have been filed. Deputies are still investigating.