Deputies say around 6:30 p.m. Monday, they got a call that a child had been shot in the 1000 block of Weston Road.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Richland County deputies say the shooting death of a 9-year-old boy was an accident that happened after he and another child were playing with a gun.

Officers issued an update late Tuesday afternoon on the shooting that had taken place the night before in Hopkins. The shooting killed Christopher Scott III.

Source: Shooting death of 9-year-old Richland County boy was accidental, deputies say

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