x
Breaking News
More () »

Washington, DC's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Washington, DC | WUSA9.com

Aiken 2-year-old dies after finding gun, weapon firing

The incident happened Saturday night at a home in Aiken County.

AIKEN, S.C. — Another South Carolina child is dead after finding a gun. 

Two-year-old Jamarious Rogers of Graniteville was pronounced dead Saturday evening at the Augusta University Medical Center of a gunshot wound. 

The Aiken County coroner's office was called to the hospital.  The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. at a residence on Gentle Bend court. 

An autospy will be conducted in Newberry.  The AIken Sheriff's department is investigating 

The news comes just days after a 3-year-old boy appears to have accidentally shot himself in Columbia. Richland County Deputies say the child died at the Wyndham Pointe Apartments on Brighton Hill Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday. 

RELATED: 3 killed in crash on Two Notch Road in Columbia identified

RELATED: Claflin Univeristy, students, alumni mourn the passing of former first lady Alice Carson Tinsdale

RELATED: Another $1,200 stimulus check? What we know so far

RELATED: Life of John Lewis to be celebrated over 6 days of ceremonies