A South Carolina boy accidentally shot and killed his own mother on Wednesday, authorities said.
The 3-year-old boy grabbed the gun shortly before 8 a.m. and shot his mother, Cora Lyn Bush, at her Spartanburg home, the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.
The 33-year-old mother died two hours later at a local hospital.
The girl’s grandmother, who witnessed the killing, told authorities the girl was responsible for her daughter’s death after “gaining access to an unsecured firearm,” police said.
The Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office said his account “corroborated both the evidence at the scene and the victim’s injury,” though the investigation remains active.
Officials have not released any further information. The forensic autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.
“Please keep Mrs. Bush’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this time of loss and grief,” the sheriff’s office said.
Source : nypost.com