Young Child in Critical Condition After Shooting Self

Full story: WLTX Columbia

The City of Columbia Police Department says a young child has been shot at a Sam's Club in Columbia, and they say the child is now in critical condition.
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Jun 9, 2008
 
Sam's a gun?...I'm not understanding why a child has a gun in Sam's unless his parents was carrying one...I hope this child will be okay!!
Ridiculous

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Jun 9, 2008
 
Where would a young child get a loaded gun? I hope the child pulls through okay. I also hope the owner of the gun is charged to the fullest extent of the law for negligence, if not something more.
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#3
Jun 9, 2008
 
how could this happen my mom was just there and she saw the little kids walking with their dad she isnt sure if they are the same kids

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#4
Jun 9, 2008
 
How did this child get a gun? I hope he will be ok
columbiasc

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#6
Jun 9, 2008
 
I hope this child will be ok. Where did this child get the gun.My prays is with you.

Since: Feb 08

Columbia, SC

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Jun 9, 2008
 
OMG
Thats BS

Elgin, SC

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#9
Jun 9, 2008
 
The lawyers are frothing at their mouths to find out if the gun was one for sale at Sam's or if their mama and daddy wuz so ignunt they felt they need to take a gun to Sams.

I can promise you I would be finding one helluva lawyer if MY kid had gotten shot because some ignunt ass put a gun in their purse and took it in Sam's. And if Sam's was stupid enuff to put a gun where a kid could get it... C'mon folks, even Sam is not THAT stupid. It was the parent's. Betcha.
west columbia mom

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#10
Jun 9, 2008
 
I don't care if the child was purple with yellow polka dots on them. Where did the gun come from? My prayers are with everyone involved in this even the associates trying to help.
Observer

Myrtle Beach, SC

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Jun 9, 2008
 
Thats BS wrote:
The lawyers are frothing at their mouths to find out if the gun was one for sale at Sam's or if their mama and daddy wuz so ignunt they felt they need to take a gun to Sams.
I can promise you I would be finding one helluva lawyer if MY kid had gotten shot because some ignunt ass put a gun in their purse and took it in Sam's. And if Sam's was stupid enuff to put a gun where a kid could get it... C'mon folks, even Sam is not THAT stupid. It was the parent's. Betcha.
Sam's Club does not sell firearms. Far as I know, never did. Wal-Mart carries a few long guns in an ever diminishing inventory, thanks to the lawyers.
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#19
Jun 9, 2008
 
The child got the gun out of his grandmother's purse. How awful!
concern grandmother

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#21
Jun 9, 2008
 
Where in the world were the parent or guardian? Where did the child get a gun from in Sams? I know they might sell those type of things, but the question is,"why was it loaded"? Adults need to pay more attention to details on things, especially when children are involved.
In other words, BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!!!!!!!!!
PRAYING ANGEL KEYA

Chester, SC

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#22
Jun 9, 2008
 
wow thats crazy y did she have a gun in her purse??????????
LeLe

Little River, SC

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#24
Jun 9, 2008
 
The child was 4. She got the gun out of her grandma's bag and was playing with it. She shot herself in the chest. She is still critical!
We all need to pray for her!!!
Are You Serious

Savannah, GA

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#25
Jun 9, 2008
 
does it matter?
REALIST wrote:
was the child caucasian?

Since: Feb 08

Columbia, SC

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#26
Jun 9, 2008
 
HOTMESS wrote:
<quoted text> YOU ARE A PROBLEM, FIND YOU A LIFE, GET SAVED, HELP SOMEBODY, PRAY, ANYTHING EXCEPT FUEL THE FIRE OF RACISM. I AM AFRICIAN AMERICAN, YOUR VIEWS DON'T REPRESENT ANYONE EXCEPT SATAN.
Well - now it's been said.
concerned grandmother

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#27
Jun 9, 2008
 
What was the lady thinking? Eventhough she may have a concealed permit why did she need teh weapon? More of this type of things are going to happen now that 18 year olds and older can have concealed permits.
GCINLC

Columbia, SC

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#28
Jun 9, 2008
 
Guns don't kill people, people do. BullShi$!!! Here's a primary example why we don't need guns in modern day society.

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#29
Jun 9, 2008
 
Mother wrote:
Sam's a gun?...I'm not understanding why a child has a gun in Sam's unless his parents was carrying one...I hope this child will be okay!!
read the news story

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#30
Jun 9, 2008
 
I just read the whole article and it said that the child got the gun from her grandmother's purse, her grandmother was pushing her in the cart and the child got the gun out the purse and shot herself. The grandmother said that she has a permit for the gun, I just don't understand why would the grandma put the loaded purse by a 4 year old. And as far as the childs race or grandma
s race, I don't care its just sad that this had to happen to her, I just pray that the child makes it out of this alive.

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Jun 9, 2008
 
Ridiculous wrote:
Where would a young child get a loaded gun? I hope the child pulls through okay. I also hope the owner of the gun is charged to the fullest extent of the law for negligence, if not something more.
read the news story

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