BULLARD — A 7-year-old was hospitalized after being shot with a pellet gun Thanksgiving day.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call, which came in about 11 a.m. Thursday from the Bullard area.

Deputy reports indicate the 7-year-old sustained injuries to the chest after a 13-year-old shot him with a pellet gun. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

Names of the minors involved are not being released.

Further details are not being released, pending an investigation, said officials with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department.

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