3 Year-old Boy'accidentally Shot Himself Dead Semi-automatic Gun'

By 06:05 Mon, 27 Jul 2020 Comments

A toddler who died after he reportedly shot himself in the head by accident with a semi-automatic gun has been pictured.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Named as Liam Myers by coroners on Thursday - the three-year-old had been rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour after the tragic incident.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The tot's mum, aged 22, was reportedly among several adults in an apartment in the Wyndham Pointe complex in Columbia, South Carolina, when they heard a shot from another room.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

When deputies from Richland County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene at around 6pm, Liam had already been taken to hospital.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

WISTV  reports officers were told by witnesses the child had been struck in the head by the bullet.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

It is unclear how he had gained access to the loaded firearm, but police later confirmed it was found by officers under a mattress - with a redacted report seen by the Daily Mail describing it as a Glock 45.

The apartment was not the boy's home, according to officials.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

His aunt was among family members to post on Facebook to pay tribute to him.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

"Rest In Heaven Young King I love you baby boy," she said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)



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