A South Carolina father accidentally fired his gun Thursday evening while trying to make it “safe,” killing his 2-year-old daughter and injuring his 4-year-old daughter.
While “attempting to make the weapon safe,” the 30-year-old father accidentally fired the gun, striking his hand and both his daughters in the upper body, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Two-year-old Heaven Miller died from the gunshot wound, the Sheriff said. Both the father and his four-year-old daughter suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The father was cleaning his gun on the family’s porch when it went off after he sat on it, the State newspaper reported.
The Sheriff’s department is investigating the shooting as accidental.
Attempting to modify an instrument of death in the same room as your children does not seem like it should fall in the category of "accidental."
"Negligent homicide" or "manslaughter" maybe.
When will these idiots learn that the only way to make a gun "safe" is to leave it at the store where they bought it?
Once that weapon is in your home the chances for an accidental shooting increase 100%.