Boy ac­ci­dently shoots, kills grand­fa­ther

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - WORLD -

EL­IZ­A­BETH CITY, N.C. — A North Carolina sher­iff says a four-year-old boy ac­ci­den­tally shot and killed his grand­fa­ther. Pasquotank County Sher­iff Randy Cartwright said in a news re­lease that deputies were called to a ru­ral area around 2:30 p.m. Sun­day. In­ves­ti­ga­tors said 57-yearold 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 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.

Fam­ily mem­bers con­tacted this week did not want to talk about the shoot­ing.

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