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

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

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

It happened at the Oak Hill Apartments on Ribaut Road earlier this month.

Officials say the child found the gun in a kitchen drawer.

When police arrived on scene, they said they found the father on the floor “visibly distraught.”

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