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NC toddler accidentally shoots self in chest after finding gun in parents' car

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WILKES COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A two-year-old was airlifted to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the chest in Wilkes County Sunday evening. 

Wilkes County deputies say they were called around 5:32 a.m. to the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, where the parents had brought the child to the emergency room.

The child was then airlifted to Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem for further treatment. 

The parents said the toddler got the handgun, described a Diamondback .380 semi-automatic, from the driver's side door of their vehicle. It happened on Chuckwood Road in Thurmond. 

The case remains under investigation. 

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