LANCASTER, S.C. — Authorities say a loaded gun was left in the room where a 2-year-old child suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest in South Carolina.

The Rock Hill Herald reports that arrests warrants show Jacarion Gladden’s 26-year-old mother, Toni Lashay Gladden, knew her live-in boyfriend, 18-year-old Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, kept the handgun unsecured in the living room. Warrants say the couple entered the living room after hearing a gunshot and found the child shot. They crashed the car on the way to the hospital, where he later died.

Hayes is charged with felony unlawful conduct toward a child. He is on probation for a 2016 conviction for weapons and burglary. Gladden is charged with misprision of a felony and unlawful conduct toward a child.

It’s unclear if they have lawyers.


Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com

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