A three-year-old boy accidentally killed his mother in front of his horrified grandmother in South Carolina.
In the shocking incident that occurred just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, the three-year-old boy took the unsecured gun and killed his mother, Cora Lyn Bush, at her home in Spartanburg.
His death was witnessed by his mother, the boy’s grandmother. Neither the grandmother nor the child have been identified by authorities.
The sheriff’s office added in a Facebook post that the mother, who was 33, died two hours later at a local hospital.
They said: ‘Please keep Mrs Bush’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this time of loss and grief.’
After her daughter was taken to the hospital, the girl’s grandmother told them how the incident unfolded.
She said the three-year-old girl had gained access to an unsecured firearm and was responsible for her daughter’s death.
In the shocking incident that occurred just before 8 a.m., the three-year-old boy took the unsecured gun and killed his mother, Cora Lyn Bush, at her home in Spartanburg, pictured.
An investigation is ongoing into the death. However, the Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office said his account “corroborated both the evidence at the scene and the victim’s injury.”
They added: “While our investigation remains active, all indications are that this incident was the result of the young child gaining access to an unsecured firearm, resulting in the mother being accidentally shot and later dying in hospital.”
Authorities have not released any further information.
An autopsy on the 33-year-old man’s death was scheduled for Thursday.
This is another tragic incident involving a gun and comes after a 12-year-old boy accidentally killed his mother on August 6.
He had originally told investigators that she was killed by an intruder at the family’s Forestdale, Alabama, home.
Ayobiyi Cook, a nurse, who was called ‘Yo-Yo’ by her friends, was found dead in the suburban home in the 2400 block of Freemont Avenue after midnight on August 6.
The young man, who was not identified by investigators with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, originally told police that an intruder had broken into his home, shot his mother and then ran away.
Ayobiyi Cook and her husband, Jarvis Cook; the father will take care of the boy after the young man accidentally shot his mother
Ayobiyi Cook and her husband Jarvis Cook, a Birmingham police officer, were on duty at the time of her death.
The Cook family home on Freemont Avenue, where Ayobiyi Cook was accidentally shot by her 12-year-old son.
“The boy originally made up a story that detectives determined was not possible,” Deputy Chief David Agee said.
“After investigation, sheriff’s detectives were able to determine that the victim’s 12-year-old son unintentionally discharged a firearm that struck his mother, causing her death.”
After further investigation, the boy finally changed his story.
An accidental shooting took place Wednesday outside this Walmart in Granbury, Texas, where police say a two-year-old boy shot and wounded a one-year-old brother and their 23-year-old mother after finding a loaded gun. in the center console of the station wagon.
And in March, a young boy accidentally killed his mother when he found a gun while sitting inside a car with his mother Daejah Bennett, 22, and father Romell Watson, 23.
The incident occurred in Chicago after the boy was playing with the gun and took aim and fired a shot into his mother’s neck.
She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
It comes as the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety released an analysis that revealed there have been 194 unintentional shootings by children in the US so far this year.
This resulted in 82 deaths and 123 injuries and the group said: “Every year, hundreds of children in the US gain access to firearms and inadvertently shoot themselves or someone else.”