An accidental shooting sends a 12-year-old to the hospital. On Monday, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home on the 100 block of Cedar Lane near Beulaville regarding a 12-year-old female that had been shot in the back. First responders administered aid to the victim. The victim was stable but in critical condition. She was taken to Vidant Duplin Hospital and later transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. The investigation revealed the accidental shooting occurred when a 6-year-old juvenile gained access to a handgun, fired it accidentally and struck the 12-year-old in the back. One person, 18-year-old Elijah E. Robinson of Magnolia, has been charged with Obstruction of Justice in relation to the case. Robinson was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $15,000 bond. The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is continuing and additional charges as expected.