South Carolina

Boy, 12, dies in accidental shooting in South Carolina

Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has died after being accidentally shot at a Florence County home.

Deputies told media outlets a second child was wounded, but is expected to survive.

Authorities said the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in Coward as the three boys were playing with the weapon. Investigators did not release the type of gun or whether any adults were in the home when the shooting happened.

An autopsy has been ordered and the investigation into how the boys got the gun continues, but deputies say all indications are the shooting was an accident.