Christopher Scott Death, Obituary – The nine-year-shooting old’s was allegedly an accident, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Leon Lott stated, “This is a horrible situation, and our hearts are broken for this family. We ask that the neighborhood keep them in mind, Lott continued. According to RCSD, investigators found that Christopher Scott III’s fatal gunshot wound was the result of two children playing with a gun.

Around 6:30 p.m., deputies were summoned to the 1000 block of Weston Road in Hopkins due to reports of a little child being shot. Deputies welcomed the mother as she drove the child to the hospital. Scott was put into a patrol car and driven to the hospital by the RCSD and Columbia Police Department. They pronounced him dead when they got there. After snatching the rifle from the house, Scott and another child, according to RCSD, were allegedly playing inside a parked car.

Scott was hit by the gun’s bullet. According to RCSD, the second child ran away to seek help. Because these kinds of accidents can happen in the span of a single second, Lott begged parents to make sure that their children only have access to firearms at home. Richland Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon issued a statement after Christopher Scott III was fatally shot. The subsequent was added: We were surprised and heartbroken to find that one of our children had died last night (Monday, December 19).

Fourth grader Christopher Scott III went to Hopkins Elementary School. Members of our district’s crisis response team visited the school today to provide assistance and, where necessary, counseling to the faculty and kids. We extend our condolences to Christopher’s family. We respectfully request that everyone join us in keeping his family in their prayers and thoughts as they cope with their loss, especially during this Christmas season, which is generally a time of joy.