SC man charged after boy, 2, shoots self

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 2:45 PM
Last updated 6:58 PM
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CONWAY, S.C. — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy died on Christmas Day after he grabbed a loaded gun left on a table in a home in Conway and shot himself.

Horry County Police said Wednesday they arrested the 30-year-old man who brought the gun into the home. Rondell Smith is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Investigators say the boy found the gun on the table around 6 p.m. Tuesday and shot himself in the chest. He died on the way to the hospital. His name has not been released because all his relatives have not been notified.

Smith remains in the Horry County jail.

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happychimer
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happychimer 12/26/12 - 02:57 pm
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Leaving a loaded gun in reach

Leaving a loaded gun in reach of a 2 yr old is just plain ignorance.no excuse.

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 12/26/12 - 03:10 pm
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crying shame. crying shame.
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crying shame. crying shame. Lord Jesus!

allhans
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allhans 12/26/12 - 03:57 pm
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He should be charged...or

He should be charged...or maybe something worse.

Poor baby....

Jane18
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Jane18 12/26/12 - 04:44 pm
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Rondell Smith, The Ignorant!

Someone, please tell me why a 30-year-old man, with a gun, comes into a home(doesn't sound as if it is his home), places a loaded pistol on a table, where there is a 2-year-old child toddling around? What may be even worse, is why would any parent allow behaviour such as this? I'd like to ask Rondell Smith what is so bad in his life that he had to carrying a weapon on Christmas Day....................If his life is that bad, maybe he should have stayed home!

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itsanotherday1 12/27/12 - 12:20 am
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I could make a rant about it

I could make a rant about it being the gun's fault but I won't. You just can't fix stupid with laws and new laws.

My sincere prayers for the family.

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