Parents not charged after toddler finds gun, kills himself in accidental shooting, police say

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PORT ROYAL, S.C. (WSAV) — Police said the parents are not facing charges after their 3-year-old accidentally shot himself in his home earlier in December.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the child found the gun in a kitchen drawer.

It happened at the Oak Hill Apartments in Port Royal, South Carolina.

When police arrived on scene, they said they found the father on the floor “visibly distraught.” The child was pronounced dead at the home, according to authorities.

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