A South Carolina toddler by chance shot and killed his personal mom Wednesday, officers mentioned.
The three-year-old grabbed the unsecured gun shortly earlier than 8 a.m. and shot his mom, Cora Lyn Bush, of their Spartanburg house, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned in a Fb publish.
The 33-year-old mom died two hours later at an area hospital.
The kid’s grandmother, who witnessed the homicide, instructed authorities the toddler was chargeable for her daughter’s demise after “having access to an unsecured firearm,” police mentioned.
The Spartanburg Sherriff’s Workplace mentioned her account “corroborated with each the proof on the scene and the harm to the sufferer,” although an investigation stays energetic.
Officers haven’t launched any additional data. A forensic post-mortem was scheduled for Thursday.
“Please hold the household of Ms. Bush in your ideas and prayers throughout this time of loss and grief,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.