Three-year-old boy shot in head in Alleghany County dies in hospital

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 6:45 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2021 at 6:46 PM EST
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ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: According to the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office, the boy who sustained a gunshot wound to the head Tuesday died overnight.

“We are asking for prayers of comfort for the family and they have asked that their privacy be respected,” said Deputy Matt Bowser.

The investigation is ongoing. No other details were provided by the sheriff’s office.

EARLIER STORY: A three-year-old boy was found shot around the 1600 block of E Dolly Ann Drive in Covington Tuesday.

The child was flown to a trauma center for treatment.

The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:50 p.m., saying the public is not in danger.

Multiple residents at the home were inside at the time of the shooting.

Details are limited. Stay with WDBJ7 for updates.

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