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Mum shot dead by her 3-year-old toddler after gun was left 'unsecured'

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South Carolina police say that all the evidence points to Cora Lyn Bush having been shot by her three-year-old child.The child’s grandmother, who was also in the home on Pine Street, Spartanburg, confirmed that the toddler had fired the fatal shot. READ MORE Boy, 12, admits accidentally shooting his mum dead after telling cops 'fabricated' story"Although our investigation remains active, all indications are this incident was a result of the young child gaining access to an unsecured firearm, which resulted in the mother being accidentally shot and later passing away at the hospital," a sheriff's statement said.“The grandmother was interviewed, and her account of the incident corroborated with both the evidence at the scene and the injury to the victim," the sheriff continued.Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies were called to the family home at around 7:45am on Wednesday September 21.Although Ms Bush was rushed to the nearby Spartanburg Regional Medical Centre, doctors were unable to save her life and she was was pronounced dead at 9:46am."Please keep the family of Ms.

Bush in your thoughts and prayers during this time of loss and grief," the sheriff saidThis year, nearly 200 children in the United States have unintentionally fired a gun they found in their homes, resulting in more than 80 deaths, according to figures from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group working to prevent gun violence.A statement from the group said: 'Every year, hundreds of children in the U.S.

gain access to firearms and unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else.'Commenting on the Sherrif’s statement on Facebook, Autum Phalisha wrote: “the worst part is, one day this child will grow up, and be told what they accidentally did as a baby.

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