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4-year-old SC boy shoots 2-year-old sister in hand

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister in the hand with a gun he found under a couch cushion in their South Carolina home.

Orangeburg police responding to a report of a gunshot victim Thursday morning found the toddler had been hit in the hand.

Police say the gun accidentally went off when the boy handled it.

The children's names have not been released.

Police tell The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg the girl had surgery later Thursday and is in stable condition.

Police recovered a .38-caliber revolver from the home.

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coolette
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coolette 03/13/09 - 01:08 pm
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And they believe this gun had

And they believe this gun had been used in a previous murder.

My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/13/09 - 01:14 pm
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i would hope they would

i would hope they would charge the parent(s) with reckless conduct or whatever SC's equivalent is.

illini
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illini 03/13/09 - 01:29 pm
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Coolette, are you serious?

Coolette, are you serious? Where did that info come from? If that is true then the parents really have some serious explaining to do.

aftbrn
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aftbrn 03/13/09 - 02:18 pm
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Why would someone even have a

Why would someone even have a gun hiding under a couch cushion, unless they suspected danger or dealing in unlawful acts.

drumbeater1
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drumbeater1 03/13/09 - 04:21 pm
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not really illini, in 1977 i

not really illini, in 1977 i bought a 22 luger style pistol from a friend, in turn sold it to another friend who had it on his car seat when he was stpopped for speeding. they ran the gun's serial number and it traced all the way to detroit, was stolen from a house, used in a robbery/shooting , but never recovered. that pistol had made it all around they country....i remember that was a most accurate pistol, too.of course it was confiscated and sent to the rightful owner.

youdontknowme
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youdontknowme 03/13/09 - 04:40 pm
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I certainly hope and pray the

I certainly hope and pray the parents were arrested.....there's NO excuse for this!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 03/13/09 - 06:23 pm
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Wow! That sure could have

Wow! That sure could have been much, much worse! What a disaster that would have been. Those parents...if there are parents even available...must be punished! Can't wait to read more about this one.

methree
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methree 03/14/09 - 04:45 am
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please, tell me the

please, tell me the parents/caregivers were arrested!

mable8
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mable8 03/14/09 - 10:55 am
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Let's see, in this day and

Let's see, in this day and age, the prosecutor will most likely have the tot arrested and tried as an adult. In all seriousness, though, people will have guns and that's okay. But the owner of these guns do have a responsibilty to keep them in a safe place where children cannot get to them. Poor judgement on the parents part to be sure, but some of you hanging judges really need to look more into the facts before you pronounce the sentence.

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WorriedAboutOurFuture 03/14/09 - 11:41 am
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Still, under a sofa cushion?

Still, under a sofa cushion? In a house where toddlers ever are? I'd love to hear the 'facts' surrounding that one.

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