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Mother's Day is meant to be loving and safe, but tragedy struck on this fateful Mother's Day.

On May 12, 2019 deputies responded to a Lincolnton County home in North Carolina just before noon after getting a call about a baby being shot. A 1-year-old child was shot in the head with a handgun while playing with a 3-year-old sibling.

The children’s father told deputies he was outside smoking when he “heard a loud pop,” prompting him to rush inside, where he and his wife found the children in their bedroom.

Authorities say, the kids were playing and took a .380 caliber handgun from a nightstand and a shot was fired.

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The 1-year-old was injured as the bullet grazed the child’s head, but it is believed the bullet did not penetrate the child's skull. The child was taken to an area hospital for treatment.