- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office says a 46-year-old man is hospitalized after he was shot by his 3-year-old grandson.

Area media outlets report 46-year-old Nicholas Cardillo III was shot on Thursday. He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for a gunshot wound to the neck.

Sheriff David Grice said Cardillo arrived at home Thursday and unloaded the magazine from his semi-automatic handgun. One round was left in the chamber.

Deputies said the grandmother was in another part of the house when Cardillo heard a noise. He went to see what it was and saw the child holding the gun.

Grice said Cardillo told the boy to put the gun down. The sheriff said the boy then shot the grandfather.

Grice said deputies are investigating the shooting.

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