Child Dies After Apparent Accidental Shooting

One child is dead and one injured after an accidental shooting at the Meredith Square townhomes.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies say a two-year-old girl is dead and her four-year-old sister is injured after an apparent accidental shooting at a Columbia apartment.

The incident happened Thursday night at the Meredith Square Town Homes off Brookfield Road, which is near Richland Northeast High School.

Sgt. Brittany Scott said the parents of the little were in the home with the children when the shooting took place. Both children were hit in the upper body.

The two-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital. The sister suffered non life-threatening injuries.

The father was also grazed in the hand with a bullet.

Deputies are still collecting evidence and are interviewing the family at the hospital to try and piece together what happened.  



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