Mother charged after 3-year-old injured in accidental shooting

Mother charged after 3-year-old injured in accidental shooting
Destiny Wise (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Columbia Police Department has charged 22-year-old Destiny Wise after her 3-year-old son accidentally shot himself.

According to officials, Wise has been charged with unlawful conduct toward a child. The charge was handed down after her 3-year-old son was left unattended in a bedroom of her apartment on Bailey Street with a loaded gun. After the child reached the gun, it went off.

The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Officials said the boy is continuing to show signs of improvement at a local hospital.

Bond was set for Wise at $20,000.

The Columbia Police Department reminds residents to keep firearms in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault, or storage case that is not accessible to children. Officials also urge residents to put their ammunition in a separate locked location. The police department offers free gunlocks at their headquarters and regional offices.

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