Columbia Police rushed to a home in Truax Lane on Wednesday (6 September) morning after Kyree Myers’s mother reported that her son had shot himself with a gun he had found inside the family home.
When officers arrived a short time later, they found the boy’s father threatening to kill himself over what had happened.
Holbrook said that despite commands to drop the weapon, Myers fired a fatal shot into his head.
One disaster drove promptly to another in a SC home this week when cops say a little child’s coincidental demise drove his stricken father to, thusly, execute himself.
Both were pronounced dead at the hospital. Neither of them survived.
As per the recent news, a man from South Carolina South Carolina took his life after his son accidentally shot by the gun. We have casualty advocates doled out to the case to help the family amid this troublesome time. “This experience has also been emotionally trying for responding officers”.
Police say they are still investigating whether the father and son were killed with the same weapon.
In 2016 there were 671 children aged 11 and under killed or injured by guns in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Police tried to get Myers to put the gun down, but he refused.
Who owned the gun and where is came from are still to be determined, Holbrook said. Police said they are working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to determine details about the gun’s ownership.