6-year-old accidentally shoots and kills SC woman after finding gun during car ride

By Travis Gettys
Friday, April 18, 2014 9:56 EDT
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A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a South Carolina woman after finding a gun in the back seat of a car.

Investigators said the boy shot 22-year-old Alexandra Anita Santos, who was riding in the passenger seat of the car, on Thursday afternoon after finding the semiautomatic handgun.

Police said the boy was the son of the driver, who was described as a friend of Santos.

Authorities said the single shot went through the seat, struck the woman’s back, and traveled into her chest.

The car was moving at the time of the shooting, police said.

Investigators aren’t sure who owns the gun or why it was on the rear floorboard when the child found it.

Watch this video report posted online by WTVM-TV:

WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather

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