Deputies: 7 Year-Old Accidentally Shot, Killed

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By Rob Dew

Lexington, S.C. (WOLO)--Lexington County deputies say a 5-year old accidentally shot and killed a 7-year old and injured a 5-year old at a birthday party in Gaston Saturday.

Investigators say the child accidentally grabbed a loaded rifle when he was looking to grab a toy gun stored in the trunk of a car.

Deputies say the bullet struck the 7 year old girl in the chest and a 5 year old boy on the arm.

Investigators say they have not determined yet if anyone will be charged.

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Jesi said on Tuesday, Apr 15 at 2:58 PM

What a terrible tragedy, my heart and prayers go out to the victims and the families of these poor little children. Anonymous: There are stupid people all over the country, don't just assume it's people "down in this state".

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Anonymous said on Tuesday, Apr 15 at 7:05 AM

People down in this state are nuts with their guns. Who keeps toy guns or any toy in the trunk of their car along with their actual real weapon.

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