Teen charged for shooting that injured 2-year-old in North Carolina

Teen charged for shooting that injured 2-year-old in North Carolina
(Goldsboro Police Department)

GOLDSBORO, N.C. — A teenager was charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that wounded a 2-year-old child in North Carolina.

Police arrested the 17-year-old suspect Saturday, a day after responding officers first saw a car leaving the area of the shooting in Goldsboro and heading to a hospital, Goldsboro police said in a news release.

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That driver then exited the vehicle with the child, who police said appeared to have a gunshot wound on the leg.

The 2-year-old victim was ultimately brought to a hospital in Greenville, a city located about 42 miles northeast of Goldsboro. Police said the child is in stable condition and expected to be released soon.

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The suspect was booked into juvenile center in Greenville. He has been charged with four counts of attempted first degree murder, and discharge a weapon into occupied property with serious injury. Police have not released his identity.

Authorities said additional arrests are anticipated in the case.