3 year-old Temorej Smith fatally shot himself after playing with a pink gun he thought was a toy.
He was being watched by his grandparents at the time while his parents were out.
An investigation into the tragic shooting his underway.
“If you have guns, if you own guns mostly we would prefer you have them in a lock box,” Bragg said. “At least have them out of the reach of children.”
Jack Logan, a local activist who founded the group “Put Down the Guns Young People,” handed out gun locks at a Burger King, just down the street from where the young boy lost his life.
“I didn’t want to see parents having guns laying around when a child could maybe get his or her hands on a gun,” Logan said. The Greenville Police Department is also offering residents free gun locks at the Police Department at 4 McGee Street.
What a tragic, totally preventable situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with Temorej’s family at his incredibly difficult time.
Rest in Peace, Temorej.
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