A deputys gun left out in a bedroom was blamed in the shooting death of a toddler Tuesday afternoon in South Carolina.
The Associated Press reported that Josiah Tate, 2, was home with his mother in Anderson, S.C., when he apparently found the gun and began playing with it, according to Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown. Before the mother could stop him, the gun fired.
A deputy who lives in the home at the Colony Mobile Home Park apparently laid his guns on a counter in the bedroom when he got home from work and left to run errands.
Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper declined to identify the deputy, but said the S.C. Law Enforcement Division would investigate because the shooting happened at a deputys home.