2-year-old NC girl killed in accidental shooting, deputies say

UPDATE: NC man charged in shooting death of 2-year-old girl

HENDERSONVILLE, NC (WSPA) — A two-year old girl was accidentally shot and killed Monday morning in Henderson County.

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The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting was reported at 9:02 a.m. and involved a shotgun.

The young girl, Abigail Newman, was taken to Mission Hospital by ambulance, but a sheriff’s office spokesperson says the child passed away.

The accidental shooting happened at 158 Golden Eagle Way early Monday morning in Hendersonville and the girl did not live at this address.

Major Frank Stout, of Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, says “We’re still investigating. We’re not sure of the exact details what led to the accidental discharge from the weapon, so our investigators are working at this time trying to determine what happened.”

The family of the Abigail has been notified, but no other information has been released at this time.

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