3 Year-old Boy'accidentally Shot Himself Dead Semi-automatic Gun'
A toddler who died after he reportedly shot himself in the head by accident with a semi-automatic gun has been pictured.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
Named as Liam Myers by coroners on Thursday - the three-year-old had been rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour after the tragic incident.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
The tot's mum, aged 22, was reportedly among several adults in an apartment in the Wyndham Pointe complex in Columbia, South Carolina, when they heard a shot from another room.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
When deputies from Richland County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene at around 6pm, Liam had already been taken to hospital.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
WISTV reports officers were told by witnesses the child had been struck in the head by the bullet.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
It is unclear how he had gained access to the loaded firearm, but police later confirmed it was found by officers under a mattress - with a redacted report seen by the Daily Mail describing it as a Glock 45.
The apartment was not the boy's home, according to officials.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
His aunt was among family members to post on Facebook to pay tribute to him.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
"Rest In Heaven Young King I love you baby boy," she said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)
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