Lincolnton father charged after child wounded in accidental shooting

Lincolnton father charged after child wounded in accidental shooting
Lightview Lane (Source: WBTV)

LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) - A man has been arrested and charged after an accidental shooting occurred on Sunday morning in which a 1-year-old was shot while playing with a 2-year-old inside of a residence.

The shooting took place at around 11:50 a.m. at a home off of Lightview Lane. The 1-year-old’s father, Dylan Sean Moose, had been outside of the house smoking a cigarette when he heard the firearm discharge. Upon re-entering the home, the man and his wife found the two children and a hand gun.

Moose was later arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and charged with storing a firearm in a manner accessible to a minor.

Dylan Sean Moose
Dylan Sean Moose (Source: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

The one-year-old suffered a wound from the bullet that grazed it’s head but police do not believe it penetrated further. The child was taken to hospital in Charlotte for treatment and on Monday it was reported that he was doing well and would be released soon.

No further information has been released at this time as this remains an active investigation.

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