News “4-year-old out of surgery after shooting self at Sam’s Club”
posted by June 9 at 16:18 PMon
Grandma’s got a gun, via WIS News 10:
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Authorities say a four-year-old girl from Salley is recovering after she grabbed a gun out of her grandmother’s purse and shot herself in the Harbison Blvd. Sam’s Club Monday.
The child underwent emergency surgery Monday afternoon at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital.
Lewis says no major organs were hit by the bullet, and the child is out of surgery and in the recovery room right now. The hospital says she’s in stable condition.
Investigators tell WIS News 10’s Stewart Moore they believe the child was sitting in her grandmother’s shopping cart when she pulled a small-caliber handgun out of her grandmother’s shopping cart and accidentally shot herself in the chest.
The entire incident was captured on surveillance cameras near the store’s pharmacy.
(Thanks for the horrific story, Alissa!)