Deputy’s Son Accidentally Shoots Self
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says the son of one of his deputies has been hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself. Sheriff Lott says at 9:30 Wednesday morning, the deputy was in the bathroom preparing for his day when he heard a gunshot. The deputy rushed to his bedroom where he found his four-year-old son laying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the chest. The child was then rushed to Palmetto Health Richland. Sheriff Lott tells us the child remains in the hospital but is conscious and talking. The solicitor’s office will determine if any charges will be filed against the deputy.