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The three-year-old boy dies after accidentally shooting himself in the head

The three-year-old boy dies after accidentally shooting himself in the head of his family’s apartment in South Carolina

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

A three-year-old South Carolina boy died after officials said he accidentally shot himself in the head of his family.

Delegates from the Richland County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Wyndham Pointe Apartments on Brighton Hill Road in Columbia at around 6:00 PM for a report of a shooting.

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

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

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

Police officers were told by a witness that the boy had accidentally fired a gun, the bullet hitting him in the head, WISTV reported.

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

The boy has not been identified by the authorities.

It is currently unknown how the boy could gain access to the loaded firearm used in the shooting.

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

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

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

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

DailyMail.com contacted the Richland County Sheriff’s Office for details and is waiting for a response.

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