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Boy, 2, shot by 3-year-old


Authorities in Clarendon County are investigating after a 2-year-old was shot by a 3-year-old Monday afternoon.

According to a sheriff's department report, the incident happened on September 9 at a home on Paradise Road.

Deputies and EMS responded to the scene just before 1 p.m.

Lacy Oliver told deputies her nephews ran into the house just before she did. She said she heard a gunshot shortly after that, according to the report.

She and her husband, Tyrone Oliver, ran into the house to discover the 3-year-old with a gun in his hand and the 2-year-old lying on the floor, the report states.

Oliver said she picked up the 2-year-old and ran next door to call EMS.

Tyrone Oliver told deputies the gun is kept in a cabinet in the house, but the boys were able to get it.

Deputies have classified the shooting as "accidental." No charges have been filed.

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