This is why if you have weapons in your home you need to put them away! There’s no reason for that pink gun to have been so accessible to a 3-year-old and 7-year-old.
A South Carolina toddler is dead after reportedly mistaking a pink handgun for a toy.
Police responded to a call about a shooting at Haywood Plantation Apartments in Greenville, S.C., at 7:30 p.m. Friday night, the Associated Press reported. There, officers found 3-year-old Temorej Smith dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.
On Monday, police reported that the shooting occurred while Smith and his 7-year-old sister were in a bedroom at home, playing with a pink handgun they might have thought was a toy, according to CBS local affiliate WCSC.
“If you have guns, if you own guns mostly we would prefer you have them in a lock box,” Johnathan Bragg of the Greenville Police Department told the news station. “At least have them out of the reach of children.”
Smith lived in the apartment with his parents, grandparents and sister. The parents were not home at the time of the shooting, the county’s deputy coroner Jeff Fowler told Greenville Online.
The shooting has been ruled an accident. No charges have been filed yet, but the investigation is ongoing. SOURCE
And this is why I don’t like guns, I didn’t like them when I was little and don’t like them now. At this point we’ve lost so many lives so this mess and I honestly can’t anymore. This little boy didn’t even stand a chance. May he rest in peace.Tweet