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Child Dies After Gunshot Wound

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We confirmed the tragic news today, a child died from a gunshot wound Saturday in Stewart County. A call came in to SC E911, Saturday, August 4, the caller stated a four or five year old female had been shot in the shoulder, in the 400 block of Hwy. 120, Big Rock. An ambulance was requested to the residence around 7:30 pm, and the SC Sheriff's Office, SC EMS, & SCFR responded. According to Stewart Co. Sheriff's Investigator Jody Batton, he and Investigator Dana Saltkill were called to the residence late Saturday evening to investigate a report of a five year old girl who had been accidentally shot. Batton said when Saltkill arrived on the scene it appeared to be an accidental shooting. The girl was transported to Tennova by SCEMS and was pronounced dead at the hospital. There are no charges pending at this time. Our prayers go out to the family. This incident should be a reminder to everyone to always be aware and responsible when handling or possessing firearms.

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