Police charge NC man after 2-year-old finds gun, shoots self

Devonte Warren (Photo: WSOC/Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD)

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — A North Carolina man has been arrested by police who say a 2-year-old boy found a gun and shot himself.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say in a news release that officers responding to a call on Wednesday found the boy with what was described as a life-threatening gunshot wound.

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According to police, investigators determined that the toddler and his family were visiting a family friend at a residence when the child found and fired an unsecured firearm.

Police said the family friend, 25-year-old Devonte Warren, is charged with failure to secure a firearm to protect a minor.

Warren was identified by investigators as the gun’s owner.