• Teen airlifted to hospital after accidental shooting, deputies say


    CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. - A teenager was airlifted to the hospital after an accidental shooting Thursday morning in Caldwell County, deputies said.

    It happened off Ike Starnes Road in the Grace Chapel area.



    Investigators said the 18-year-old was walking in his yard with a gun in his hand, when he tripped and it went off.

    A witness said it appeared the teenager was able to talk after the shooting.

    Channel 9 spoke with a neighbor who is asking for prayers.

    “I put it on Facebook that everybody needs to pray for him, because he obviously needs it. He was on a stretcher. He looked pretty good to have shot himself in the head, you know,” neighbor Timothy Spears said.

    We don't know the teen's condition. No other details were released. 

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