South Carolina Father Kills Himself After 2-Year-Old Son Accidentally Shoots Himself

Police at the scene of a home where two people died in Columbia, S.C.

Authorities say a South Carolina man took his own life moments after his 2-year-old son found a gun and accidentally shot and killed himself.

Richland County Corner Gary Watts says toddler Kyree Myers’ mother called 911 after her son found the loaded gun in the family’s Columbia home and shot himself. According to The State newspaper, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said that when officers arrived at the house late Wednesday morning, 38-year-old Keon Myers had a gun and was threatening to kill himself.

Holbrook said that despite commands to drop the weapon, Myers fired a fatal shot into his head.

Police say they are still investigating if the father and son were killed with the same weapon and whether that gun was bought legally.

SOURCE: CBS News, The Associated Press

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