Christopher Scott Obituary, Death – It was stated on Tuesday afternoon by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department that the tragic shooting of a child of that age was the result of an accident. “This is a tragic scenario, and our hearts are broken for this family,” said Sheriff Leon Lott. “Our emotions are ripped apart for this family.” We are offering up prayers for them right now. According to what Lott had to say about it, “We ask the community to keep them in their thoughts and we appreciate your aid.” According to the findings of the investigation that was carried out by the RCSD, Christopher Scott III was shot and murdered as a result of two children playing with a gun. This was the conclusion reached by the inquiry. It was reported that a child had been shot at 6:30 p.m., so deputies were sent to the 1000 block of Weston Road in Hopkins, which is located in Hopkins. When his mother was taking her son to the medical room, the deputy sheriffs who were on patrol came across them.
Following his transfer to a patrol car, Scott was driven to the hospital by deputies from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia Police Department. It was established upon arrival that he had passed away prior to the incident. According to the report made by the RCSD, Scott and another child had stolen the pistol from inside the house and were playing with it inside of a parked vehicle. As a result of the unintentional firing of the gun, Scott sustained injuries. According to RCSD, the second child escaped the situation and rushed to obtain aid. “These kinds of accidents happen in the blink of an eye,” Lott was quoted as saying, “We urge with parents to please, please make sure that firearms are locked up within the home.” On Tuesday morning, the Richland County Coroner’s Office was successful in positively identifying the person who had been the victim of a homicide.
Naida Rutherford, the coroner for Hopkins County, was the one who determined that the victim of the homicide that took place on Monday evening in the 1000 block of Weston Road was Christopher Scott III, who was 9 years old and from Hopkins. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department reports that deputies are now investigating a shooting that took place at 6:30 p.m. today. The investigators said that the department received a call stating that a child had been shot in the 1000 block of Weston Road. The incident was reported by the caller. A member of the young man’s family transported him to the local hospital so that he might receive medical attention there. It was discovered upon arrival that he had passed away earlier in the day. The circumstances surrounding the incident are the subject of the investigation that is currently being carried out.