2-year-old NC girl shot dead with shotgun, deputies investigate

HENDERSONVILLE, NC – A two-year old girl was accidentally shot and killed Monday morning in Henderson County.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office tells us the shooting was reported at 9:02 a.m. after Abigail Newman was shot by a shotgun. The young girl was taken to Mission Hospital by ambulance, but a sheriff’s office spokesperson says the child passed away.

The accidental shooting happened at 158 Golden Eagle Way early Monday morning in Hendersonville and the girl did not live at this address.

Major Frank Stout, of Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, says “We’re still investigating. We’re not sure of the exact details what led to the accidental discharge from the weapon, so our investigators are working at this time trying to determine what happened.”

We’re told family of the child have been notified, but no other information has been released at this time.

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