Dad charged after 18-month-old shot in Bessemer City

Dad charged after 18-month-old shot in Bessemer City

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 4:27 AM

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. -- A father has been charged after police say his 18-month-old child shot himself in the arm last month in Gaston County.

Officials say the shooting happened inside a home in Bessemer City on South Skyland Drive on December 28.

According to investigators on the scene, an 18-month-old was shot shortly after 8 p.m.

Father Tyvegas Deontee Goode is charged with improperly storing his firearm.  Police say he is cooperating with investigators.

In a press release sent to NBC Charlotte last month officials said, "The injury sustained was non-life threatening. The shooting is being investigated as an accident and no foul play is suspected in the incident."

Officials said the child was at home with his father and 8-year-old sibling when the shooting occurred.

The Charlotte Observer contributed to this report.

 


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