GUNZ: Responsible Gun Owner “Accidentally” Shoots 2 Children While Target Practicing

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —On Monday deputies said they learned the two children were hit by one gunshot while an adult family member was conducting target practice on their property.

“It appears that some adults had been outside doing some target practice,” Lt. Ryan Flood said. “The children were playing nearby. One of the adults was handling a firearm whenever it went off and that one round struck both children.”


“It’s an accident. Any time you’re handling guns, we always stress for people to be as careful and safe as they possibly can,” Flood said. “This is an accident. Just a tragic, heartbreaking accident that unfortunately left these children in the condition they’re in now. Our prayers are to the family.”

The children were younger than 10 years old, one was a boy and one was a girl.

The two children remain in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in critical condition, deputies said.

No charges have been filed.



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