11-year-old Hunter and his 13-year-old cousin were playing in the barn, waiting to go on an Easter egg hunt. The two found a rifle and the 13-year-old unintentionally shot Hunter in the arm. The bullet went through his arm and into his side. Less than five hours later, Hunter was dead.
According to a North Carolina Sheriff, the gun's owner won't face charges because the rifle was not found in the house. However, it is possible the 13-year-old could face charges pending the outcome of the investigation.