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Child Passes Away Following Friday Night Shooting

A child who was shot Friday evening (April 19) in Catawba County has passed away. The 11-year-old male died Friday at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. According to a spokesperson with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, the death is believed to be self-inflicted and accidental. Autopsy results are pending. The incident occurred along Finger Bridge Road, just south of U.S. Highway 321. The victim was airlifted from the scene.