Boy, 4, accidentally shoots, kills grandfather: sheriff

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — A North Carolina sheriff says a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his grandfather with a gun he found on the tailgate of the man’s truck.

Pasquotank County Sheriff Randy Cartwright said in a news release that deputies were called to a rural area about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators said 57-year-old Danny Patrick of Elizabeth City had been shooting a rifle with his grandson and at some point, the boy fired a shot, killing the man.

The sheriff said in an...

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