On December 16, 2018 at 7:12 pm, the Whispering Pines Police Department responded to 1993 Airport Road in Whispering Pines after having been dispatched by Moore County 911 involving an accidental shooting.
Once officers arrived on the scene, a subject identified as Dakota Logan Watkins, 19 years of age, was found to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Whispering Pines Fire and Rescue, along with Moore County EMS responded to the scene to render medical aid.
Watkins was then transported from the scene by ambulance and due his extensive and critical injuries was flown from the Moore County Airport to UNC Chapel Hill Hospital by helicopter. Watkins later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Responding to this incident were units with Whispering Pines Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and the Whispering Pines Police Department.