After son’s accidental shooting, father kills himself in Columbia

According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, both father and son died of a single fatal gunshot into the head. 

After son's accidental shooting, father kills himself in Columbia

As per the recent news, a man from South Carolina South Carolina took his life after his son accidentally shot by the gun. His 2-year-old toddler found a loaded gun in family’s Columbia house which unfortunately turned into an accidental shooting.

Richland County Corner Gary Watts said that the child’s mother called the authorities after her son Kyree Myers found a gun at home in Columbia. She called 911 at around 11 AM on Wednesday. The toddler accidentally shot himself by the loaded gun.

According to the Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook, when the police officers and deputies reached their home Keon Myers, 38, was threatening to shoot himself as he had a gun in his hand. He shot himself after declining to drop the weapons, it was a fatal shot which hit his head.

The 38-year-old Keon Myers committed suicide on Wednesday morning after his 2-year-old son Kyree Myers accidental death by the loaded gun which he discovered from family’s Columbia home.

Keon refused to drop the weapon and took his own life. He shot himself after declining to drop the weapons, it was a fatal shot which hit his head.

On Wednesday, the father and his 2-year-old son Kyree were pronounced dead by the doctors at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, both father and son died of a single fatal gunshot into the head.

The investigation is still going on, according to the Columbia Police. The officers are investigating whether the man and his son were killed by the same gun or by the different weapons. Police also investigating whether the gun that took their life was legally bought or not. The incident remains under the police investigation.

Chief Holbrook said in a statement, “Our hearts are heavy at the tremendous loss of life.”

“We have victim advocates assigned to the case to assist the family during this difficult time. This experience has also been emotionally trying for responding officers. They will participate in a debriefing to discuss the incident and receive further support as needed.”

According to Holbrook, it has been “emotionally trying for responding officers,” they will get the help if needed.

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