12-year-old airlifted after accidental shooting at turkey shoot

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced an investigation into the accidental discharge of a firearm at a turkey shoot in the Robbins area of Moore County.

On Saturday, November 20, at approximately 8:18 p.m., deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Cummings Road area outside of Robbins to the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies were able to determine that a turkey shoot was being conducted by Matt Kivett on his property. During the course of the turkey shoot, a loaded shotgun had been sitting on a wooden ledge and accidentally fell to the ground. Upon striking the ground, the weapon discharged, and the shotgun pellets struck several people.

Those injured included: William Dunn, 46, of Snow Camp, N. C., Kimberly Dunn, 34, Snow Camp, N. C., their 1-year-old son, and a 12-year-old female. The Dunn family was treated and released at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. The 12-year-old victim was air-lifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill with non-life-threatening injuries. A fifth person (a 5-year-old female juvenile), was also injured when her hand came into contact with a burn barrel. She was also treated and released.

As there was no criminal intent determined, this incident has been ruled accidental.

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