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Summerville dad arrested after son, 2, shoots self with father's gun, police say

Craig Williams (Dorchester County Detention Center).jpg
Craig Williams (Dorchester County Detention Center).jpg

Summerville Police say the father of a 2-year-old boy has been arrested after the child shot himself with the dad's gun.

According to police, Craig D. Williams, 25, is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child and obstructing justice in connection to the shooting incident Wednesday morning.

Police say the boy was was sitting in Williams' vehicle when the child pulled a handgun from the center console. The gun went off, and police say the boy suffered a single non-life threatening gunshot wound to his thigh.

Police were called to The Gates at Summerville Apartments for a report of a shooting around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, but discovered once on scene the victim had already been taken to a local hospital.

Williams is being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.