ROCK HILL, S.C. — A South Carolina woman is recovering after police say her 2-year-old grandson found a loaded gun in the back seat of a car and shot her in the back.
According to WSOC, the boy was riding in his great-aunt’s car Sunday afternoon when he grabbed her loaded .357 revolver out of the pouch behind the seat and pull the trigger. The shot went through the front passenger seat and hit his 40-year-old grandmother in the back.
The woman, who police are not identifying, was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte where family members say she has since been released.
Investigators say they are looking into where exactly the gun was stored and if the child was in a car seat. They say the grandmother’s sister, who allegedly owns the car and gun, could face charges.
According to South Carolina law, guns in vehicles must be “secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, closed trunk, or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle.”