3-year-old S.C. boy killed after mistaking pink handgun for toy3:13 pm - 02/05/2013
A 3-year-old boy in Greenville, South Carolina was shot in the head and killed on Friday after he started playing with a pink handgun because he thought it was a toy.
Police responding to the shooting at Haywood Plantation Apartments said that Tmorej Smith was found with a gunshot wound to the head, according to The Associated Press. Investigators determined that Tmorej and his 7-year-old sister had been playing with a pink handgun when the incident occurred. Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler ruled the shooting an accidental homicide.
Fowler said that the shooting happened in a bedroom, while the boy’s grandparents were in the living room. The parents were not at home at the time.
“Oh, it’s so cute,” Klein told the reporter as she aimed the gun’s laser pointer at the reporter’s chest, adding that the firearm’s lack of a trigger safety should not be a reason to worry.
Source: Raw Story with video)