- Associated Press - Thursday, March 2, 2017

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Orangeburg County deputies have arrested the parents of a young boy who shot himself.

Local media outlets report 29-year-old Timothy Ryan Collins II and 25-year-old Brittany Collins turned themselves in Thursday on charges of unlawful neglect of a child.

Deputies say Timothy Collins’ car broke down last week. Before leaving his vehicle on the side of the road, authorities say he took his loaded gun from it and placed it in his wife’s car while their son was in it.

Deputies say the boy grabbed the gun, and it fired.

The 4-year-old boy is still in the hospital, and details about his condition were unknown. It wasn’t immediately clear if his parents had attorneys or when they would next appear in court.


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