Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - Investigators with the Darlington County Sheriff's Office are working to determine how a two-year-old boy was shot in the stomach.
The toddler was admitted to the emergency room around 1 p.m. Monday with a single gunshot wound to the stomach, says Darlington County Sheriff's Office spokesman Andy Locklair.
The two-year-old was treated and them transferred a Columbia area hospital for surgery. Locklair says he is expected to make a full recovery.
"The male child is expected to survive the incident, but had to be transported to Columbia hospital for surgery to make sure there were no other internal injuries. Now we will have the task of finding out why this happened" said Sheriff Byrd.
Investigators were told the child found the semi-automatic handgun that inflicted those wounds in a home on Heavenly Heights in Lydia, and the injury was a result of child's play, though its unclear how the child found the gun.
"Their story is that the child accidentally shot themselves but the evidence points to more likely that it was an accidental shooting, probably by one of the adults," said Captain Byrd.
Captain Locklair adds that DSS was called after deputies took two other children from the home into emergency protective custody.
"There were other children in the house, so we EPCed (emergency protective custody) the children until investigators can determine why this happened" said Sheriff Byrd.
Though the investigation continues, the child's father, 19-year-old Marcus Lucas, and mother, 20-year-old Adrien Jackson, have been charged with unlawful neglect of a child, tampering with evidence, and possession of stolen property.
Investigators later discovered that the gun used was stolen, and the child's 18-year-old aunt Tylesha Lucas was charged with tampering with evidence, and possession of stolen property.
Investigators say that the three were attempting to hide the gun and shell casing to conceal the shooting before the child was taken to the ER.
The gun was found hidden under a brick outside the home. Byrd says they believe the home belongs to the boy's grandmother.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:16:50 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes. More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:15:08 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>