2-Year-Old Boy Shoots Grandmother In Back With Unsecured Revolver

A chrome plated revolver rests on top of a glass display case at John Jovino Co., Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to ke... A chrome plated revolver rests on top of a glass display case at John Jovino Co., Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) MORE LESS
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A 2-year-old boy in Rock Hill, South Carolina, shot his grandmother on Sunday with a loaded gun he found in the backseat of a car, according to Charlotte television station WSOC.

The boy was riding in the backseat of his great-aunt’s car, when he took her loaded .357 revolver from the pocket on the back of the seat, according to WSOC. He pulled the trigger, shooting through the passenger seat of the car where his grandmother was sitting.

She was shot in the back, and has since been released from the hospital.

Rock Hill police Capt. Mark Bollinger told WSOC that the boy’s great-aunt may face charges for leaving the gun in the backseat of her car.

“It is possible, for having the gun in the wrong location and easily accessible to a child,” Bollinger said. “There could even be some child safety laws in violation. Our detectives will be working with the solicitor’s office to determine what, if any, charges will come of this.”

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