FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition Tuesday morning after a home invasion robbery near Fayetteville.
Investigators said a man with a gun broke into the home and tried to force his way into a bedroom.
When the suspect couldn’t get in, police said he fired a gun hitting the child.
“It’s sad day when an innocent 4-year-old is sitting in a bedroom, not fully cognizant of what is going on, and then all of the sudden a bullet goes off,” said Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton. “This is uncalled for, totally uncalled for. I beg anyone with information to let us know.”
Deputies are still searching for the gunman.
Police: 4-year-old NC boy critical after home invasion shooting
CMPD: 18-year-old found shot, killed near elementary school
The Latest: British leader condemns 'depraved attack'
$20,000 reward offered for arrest in 14-year-old's shooting death
Gorsuch navigates full day of testimony as Senate battle percolates