Crime

Shooting of Rock Hill grandmother by 2-year-old still under investigation

Police are still trying to determine how a 2-year-old boy got his hands on a loaded gun and shot his grandmother in the back while they rode through southern Rock Hill.

Sunday’s shooting at the intersection of Ogden Road and Heckle Boulevard left a 40-year-old woman with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her back. Police have said she was a passenger in an orange Chevrolet Camaro that was traveling through the intersection when she heard a gunshot.

A Rock Hill Police spokesman said Tuesday that no charges have been filed and the case remains under investigation.

The victim’s sister, who was driving the car, told police she turned around and saw the boy – her great-nephew – with her .357-caliber revolver in his hands, crying. The boy was not injured during the incident.

Before the shooting, the boy’s relatives had picked him up from another family member’s home, according to police. The gun had been left in a pouch on the back of the car’s passenger seat.

After the gun was fired, the victim’s sister drove to a family member’s home on nearby Stanley Drive, where they called police.

People at the home have declined to comment to The Herald this week.

Rock Hill investigators have determined the boy’s aunt, who was driving the vehicle, is the lawful owner of the gun.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

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