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South Carolina 4-Year-old Dead - No Charges - It Was Just a Tragic Accident

Posted on the 22 May 2014 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports
A 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself after he found a .25-caliber pistol last week has died, according to the Dorchester County Coroner's Office. Coroner Chris Nisbet identified the boy as Jeffery Scott of Otranto Road in North Charleston. He died Friday afternoon at Medical University Hospital, where he was being treated following the May 12 incident. Nisbet has ruled his death an accident. Summerville Police Capt. Jon Rogers said detectives are still trying to determine who owned the gun. The case remains under investigation, and no criminal charges have been filed, he said. The boy's 75-year-old grandmother, Margaret G. Wilson, called 911 around 4:40 p.m. on May 12 to report the shooting at 811 W. Richardson Ave. "I don't know where he got a gun from," Wilson told the 911 dispatcher. "Somebody, please come. Come quick." By then, the .25-caliber Taurus pistol had been placed on the dining room table, and the boy was lying on the floor.

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