This is so sad. Gun violence has claimed another young victim.
Via Gawker reports:
Police in Greenville, South Carolina, say a 3-year-old boy was killed Friday night after a pink gun he mistook for a toy accidentally discharged.
Temorej Smith and his 7-year-old sister were in the bedroom of their unit at The Plantations at Haywood apartments, playing around with a pink handgun.
Their parents were out of the house at the time, but their grandparents were reportedly sitting in the nearby living room.
As the two siblings were playing with the weapon, it suddenly went off and Temorej sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head.
Greenville Police have since ruled the boy’s death an accident. No charged have been filed, but the investigation continues.
Police spokesman Johnathan Bragg said the incident tragically illustrates the importance of securing all household weapons.
“If you have guns, if you own guns mostly we would prefer you have them in a lock box,” Bragg told News 4. “At least have them out of the reach of children.”
Funeral services for Temorej will be held Wednesday afternoon at Golden View Baptist Church in Fountain Inn.
This is so sad… Our condolences to his family.
Gun owners, please, please, please be careful about leaving your weapons loaded and accessible to kids!