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9-year-old child shot in head in turkey hunt when gun goes off while being thrown in trunk in freak accident

A NINE-year-old child was shot in the head while turkey hunting after a gun was fired as she was thrown into the back of the truck.

The North Carolina child suffered the gunshot wound Saturday while he was with his grandfather, Randolph County Sheriff Greg Seabolt said.

A nine-year-old child sustained a gunshot wound to the head in Randolph County, North Carolina

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A nine-year-old child sustained a gunshot wound to the head in Randolph County, North CarolinaPhoto credit: Google Maps

After the two finished turkey hunting together, they put their guns in the back of grandfather’s truck.

While they were loading the car, a 9mm cannon was thrown at the back of the truck, causing it to fire, hitting the child in the head area, Seabolt reported.

The grandfather didn’t have cell service to call first responders, so he put the injured child in the truck and drove to another area to call 911.

The sheriff said an ambulance was later able to pick up the grandfather from a street.

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The ambulance took the child to a local hospital, and medical staff later flew the child to another hospital for treatment.

There is currently no information about the condition of the child.

Seabolt said no charges were filed at this time.

Further information was not immediately available.

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