Family friend arrested after toddler apparently shoots himself in North Carolina, police say

Toddler suffers life-threatening injuries in North Carolina shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, have arrested a family friend of a 2-year-old boy who apparently shot himself, authorities said.

According to WSOC-TV, Devonte Warren, 25, was arrested Thursday on a charge of failing to secure a firearm after the toddler, whose family was visiting Warren at a Camp Greene Street home, found the man's gun and fired it at himself about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

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Although emergency crews initially said the victim had suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound, the child is now in stable condition at a Charlotte hospital, WSOC reported.