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Two-Year-Old Boy Killed In Caldwell County, Investigation Ongoing (Updated, 1:46 P.m., 4/26/21)

Two-Year-Old Boy Killed In Caldwell County, Investigation Ongoing (Updated, 1:46 p.m., 4/26/21)

Authorities in Caldwell County are investigating a homicide involving the death of a two-year-old boy. According to reports, the boy was shot and killed inside his Caldwell County home Friday night (April 23).

The shooting occurred on Pope Lane, south of Lenoir, in the Cajah’s Mountain community. Deputies said the child’s mother was also hurt in the shooting, but she was expected to recover. Authorities have not said what occurred leading up to the shooting.

The suspect is the child’s mother’s boyfriend, who is also the father of the victim. He reportedly shot himself and is hospitalized in Asheville. He was last reported to be in stable condition, and is expected to recover. No charges had been filed as of early this afternoon (April 26).

[Some information for this story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]