A 3-year-old boy was killed following what appears to be an accidental shooting in an Horry County home on Thursday afternoon in the Arrowhead community, according to officials.
The victim, Brooks Steen of Afton Court in Myrtle Beach, died at the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center emergency room from a single gunshot wound.
Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said his understanding of the incident was that the young child got hold of a weapon, leading to the shooting, but said the incident was still under investigation and referred questions to Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler, who responded to the scene Thursday.
Fowler said the shooting appears accidental, but also stated it is still under investigation.
There will be no autopsy, Fowler said.
Horry County officers responded to the scene about 12:15 p.m. to a home on Afton Court in reference to the shooting. When police arrived, they spoke with two people who said they heard the gunshot from their home and drove over to see if anyone needed help, the report states.