Father Cleaning Gun Accidentally Shoots, Kills 10-Year Old Son

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Very sad news today out of Fairmont, North Carolina:

Christopher Stanlane was cleaning his gun on Sunday afternoon when it accidentally fired and and a bullet struck his 10-year old son in the head.

Photo of gun

The boy, who was watching TV at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Most people think that guns are what kill people, and it’s not,” said Sgt. Eric Gavaghan, a county sheriff’s official, who teaches gun safety classes. “The people and their inexperience, their lack of training, that’s what hurts other people with firearms.”

No charges have been filed, while deputies are still investigating the incident.