Sher­iff: Boy, 4, ac­ci­dently shoots and kills grand­fa­ther

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - WORLD NEWS -

A North Carolina sher­iff says a 4-year-old boy ac­ci­den­tally shot and killed his grand­fa­ther with a gun he found on the tail­gate of the man’s truck. Pasquotank County Sher­iff Randy Cartwright said in a news re­lease that deputies were called to a ru­ral area about 2:30 p.m. Sun­day. In­ves­ti­ga­tors said 57-year-old Danny Pa­trick of El­iz­a­beth City had been shoot­ing a ri­fle with his grand­son and at some point, the boy fired a shot, killing the man. The sher­iff said in an e-mail that Pa­trick was shot in the face. The boy then walked to a nearby home, where Robin Francis said the boy told her his grand­fa­ther was dead.

Deputies found Pa­trick dead at the scene.

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