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Child Fatally Shot by Sibling; Investigation Underway [UPDATED 10:35 a.m.]

A three-year-old child was shot and killed yesterday (August 31) near Statesville.

At about 4:30 Thursday afternoon, Iredell County Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Fort Dobbs Road, north of Statesville. When Deputies arrived on the scene about 30 seconds after receiving the call, they found a neighbor performing C.P.R. on a three-year-old child who had been shot. Deputies took over, performing CPR and administering medical care to the child. It was quickly determined the child had been shot in a car by his five-year-old brother.

Personnel with the Ebenezer Volunteer Fire Department and Iredell County E.M.S. also responded. They continued medical treatment and transported the victim to Iredell Memorial Hospital. The child was then flown to Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The victim died at the hospital shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Iredell County Sheriff’s Investigators and Detectives responded to the scene, conducted interviews, and collected evidence. The investigation is ongoing.