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4-year-old shot, killed in S.C.

Kingston Barksdale, 4, died Saturday from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Kingston Barksdale, 4, died Saturday from a gunshot wound to the chest.(Source: WYFF via Barksdale family)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 7:26 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WYFF/WMBF) - The family of a 4-year-old shot and killed over the weekend is remembering the child in photos and planning a memorial.

Kingston Barksdale, 4, died Saturday from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the coroner.

Deputies said it appeared another child shot Kingston.

The child’s family released a number of photos and said they are planning a balloon release Friday to honor Kingston’s memory.

Capt. Jimmy Bolt, with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies were called at about 11:30 a.m. to the Tall Pines mobile home park along White Horse Road for a shooting involving a child.

The boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound.

The coroner’s office said Kingston died shortly after he arrived.

The shooting has been ruled an accident.

No charges were filed.

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