Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Gun Tragedy On July 4th Holiday

On a day that should be a celebration across the country and here in Winston County, a tragedy involving children and a loaded gun brings a somber tone to the community. Details are sketchy at this point but preliminary reports indicate that early this afternoon, two young children at a residence on High Point-Weir Road were playing with a loaded weapon found in the home. The weapon discharged and the younger of the children was killed on the scene.

Sheriff Jason Pugh indicated that the death is still under investigation. It is too early for any conclusions and an autopsy report has not been completed at this time. We will have further details when they become available.