ELKIN, N.C. (WBTV) — A two-year-old was airlifted to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the chest in Wilkes County Sunday evening.
Wilkes County deputies say they were called around 5:32 a.m. to the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, where the parents had brought the child to the emergency room.
The child was then airlifted to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem for further treatment.
The parents said the toddler got the handgun, described a Diamondback .380 semi-automatic, from the driver’s side door of their vehicle. It happened on Chuckwood Road in Thurmond.
The case remains under investigation.