3-year-old child reportedly finds gun and fatally shoots mother
09/23/2022 12:30 pm PDT
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (TCD) -- A 3-year-old child reportedly shot and killed their mother this week after allegedly getting hold of an unsecured weapon.
According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at approximately 7:45 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting call at 4750 Pine St. and found a female victim, a 3-year-old child, and the child's maternal grandmother. The woman, who the Sheriff's Office identified as 33-year-old Cora Lyn Bush, was transported to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She reportedly died at 9:46 a.m.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff said in the statement Bush appears to have been shot as a "result of the young child gaining access to an unsecured firearm, which resulted in the mother being accidentally shot."
The grandmother spoke with officials and "her account of the incident corroborated with both the evidence at the scene and the injury to the victim."
An autopsy was reportedly scheduled for Sept. 22.
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