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Child, 5, dead after accidental shooting in North Charleston, police say

Ranger Drive shooting scene, June 10, 2019 (WCIV) 3.PNG
Ranger Drive shooting scene, June 10, 2019 (WCIV)

(Update: Tuesday, June 11 at 4:00 p.m.)

The 6-year-old victim has been identified by the Chalreston County Coroner's Office.

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(Update: Tuesday, June 11)

North Charleston Police incident reports indicate a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot the 5-year-old girl who died Monday.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office has not yet released the identity of the deceased child.

Police say the shooting is still considered accidental.

Further details about the shooting incident still have not been released.

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(Update: 5 p.m.)

North Charleston Police have confirmed a 5-year-old child has died following a shooting Monday afternoon on Ranger Drive.

Stay with ABC News 4 for updates to this developing story. Read prior updates below.

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(Update: 4:45 p.m.)

A 5-year-old child was reportedly injured in an accidental shooting, according to North Charleston Police.

The girl has been taken to an area hospital via EMS. Her condition is unknown as of 4:45 p.m.

Four children were reportedly unattended in a home, and were handling a firearm they found, NCPD spokesman Spencer Pryor says.


The gun went off, and the 5-year-old girl was struck by the gunfire, police say.

Further details about the incident were not immediately available.

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(Update: 4:20, p.m.)

Witnesses tell ABC News 4 one person was shot. The age of the victim is unconfirmed at this time.

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(Original report - 4 p.m.)

North Charleston Police and Charleston County EMS responded Monday afternoon to a reported shooting.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. at an address along the 2800 block of Ranger Drive.


EMS has transported someone from the scene, according to Charleston County 9-1-1 Dispatch supervisors.

A North Charleston Police spokesman could not immediately provide further details about the specifics of the incident.