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Boy, three, dies after accidentally shooting himself in the head

Boy, three, dies after accidentally shooting himself in the head in his family’s South Carolina apartment

  • Shooting took place at apartment complex in Columbia, South Carolina 
  • Deputies were told three-year-old boy accidentally shot himself Wednesday
  • He was taken to a hospital by his family and died an hour later  

A three-year-old boy from South Carolina has died after officials say he accidentally shot himself in the head inside his family’s apartment. 

Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Wyndham Pointe Apartments on Brighton Hill Road in Columbia at around 6pm for a report of a shooting.

By the time they arrived, the toddler’s family had already rushed him to the hospital.

A three-year-old boy fatally shot himself in the head at his parents’ home on Brighton Hill Road in Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday 

Officers at the scene were told by a witness that the boy had accidentally fired a gun, with the bullet striking him in the head, WISTV reported.

The child was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour after the incident.

The boy has not been identified by the authorities.

It is unknown at this time how the boy was able to gain access to the loaded firearm used in the shooting.

Deputies were told by a witness that the child fired the gun accidentally at the Wyndham Pointe Apartments

Deputies were told by a witness that the child fired the gun accidentally at the Wyndham Pointe Apartments 

As of Thursday morning, no one has been arrested or charged in connection to the boy’s death, but officials are still investigating, according to WLTX.

DailyMail.com reached out to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office for details and is awaiting a response.

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