One person was injured after an accidental shooting incident occured between Cameron and Carthage Friday morning.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the 100 block of Gilchrist Road just before 7:00 am to a reported shooting.
According to Moore County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Frank Rodriguez a male victim stated that he accidentally shot himself at a different location before meeting officials on Gilchrist Road.
EMS requested a helicopter to transport the victim, however one was not available at the time due to the weather, so the victim was transported by ambulance to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. The victim was reported to have been later transferred from FirstHealth to a Trauma Center for further treatment of his injuries.
The identification of the victim had not been released as of this report.
Responding to this shooting were units with Cypress Pointe Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and the Moore County Sheriff’s Department.
The shooting remains under investigation. We will update readers as any additional information becomes available.