Boy, 7, shot in the head at Wake County home

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A 7-year-old boy was shot in his head at a home in Wake County on Tuesday evening, authorities say.


The incident took place just after 6:15 p.m. at a home at 4204 Ferriday Court, which is off Mitchell Mill Road about a half-mile east of U.S. 401, according to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

There were a total of four children in the house when the shooting happened — ages 10, 7, 4 and 7 months old, officials said.

The 41-year-old mother of the boy who was shot was at the home when the incident happened, said Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison.

A 17-year-old and 21-year-old man were also in the house during the incident, Harrison said. Investigators spent the night talking with people who had been at the scene, showing the kids cartoons in the back of a patrol car to calm them down.

Emergency responders received a call that the child had been shot in the head.

The child was taken along with his mother to WakeMed North in a private vehicle, Harrison said. The child was taken to Duke Hospital in Durham.

There was no word on the boy’s condition.

Deputies waited for a search warrant before entering the home to gather more evidence.

Harrison said the deputies would be working to find out who was responsible for the children and what happened.

CORRECTION: Officials initially said a 4-month-old child was in the home along with the other children, but authorities later said the baby was 7 months old.

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