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Lenoir Man Charged in Connection with Shooting of 2-Year-Old

29-year-old Adam Nicholas Vines of Levi Lane in Lenoir has been charged with failure to store a firearm to protect minors. A criminal summons has been issued. A court appearance was set for January 5, 2024.

The charge comes in connection with an incident on October 15 of this year in which Burke County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a call involving a gunshot wound at the River Valley Baptist Church on Conley Bumgarner Road in Morganton. The victim was an approximately two-year-old child who had been shot in the head. The victim was transported by MedCenter Air to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The child was reported to be in critical condition at the time of the incident.

No additional information is available.

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