8-year-old shooting victim returns home

Laurinburg police say the 8-year-old boy shot while playing in a bedroom at his home was released from the hospital this week.

Nearly two weeks ago, the child was playing in the home on Hunter Drive in Laurinburg when a bullet came through the bedroom wall from outside and hit his jaw and left shoulder.

Laurinburg police charged two boys, ages 15 and 16, with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Going Armed to The Terror of the Public, Possession of a Handgun by a Minor, Shooting Into an Occupied Dwelling Inflicting Serious Injury, and Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits.

Antonio O'Brian Lane, 16, appeared in court Wednesday afternoon for a second bond hearing. Last week, a judge set bail for him at $66,500 but lowered it to $50,000 because police say the first bond wasn't within the guidelines. He remains behind bars at the Scotland County Detention Center.

Officers say the bullet is still inside the boy because doctors feared taking it out could cause more damage.

Police say the boy is making a great recovery.