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2-year-old girl dies after being accidentally shot by a BB gun

<i>WLOS</i><br/>FILE – Generic police image. Anderson County authorities confirm 2-year-old Marlee Sills
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FILE – Generic police image. Anderson County authorities confirm 2-year-old Marlee Sills

By Kristy Kepley-Steward

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    ANDERSON COUNTY, South Carolina (WLOS) — A 2-year-old South Carolina girl has died after being shot in the chest by a BB gun.

Medshore EMS, Anderson County EMS and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to Carr Court in Belton, Wednesday morning, Jan. 5, 2022, at around 1:30 a.m. in response to a child that had been shot with a BB gun.

The child was treated at the scene and transported to Prisma Health in Greenville, SC via Med-Trans Air Medical Services.

The Anderson County Coroner Office says 2-year-old Marlee Sills succumbed to her injures at around 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Authorities say the investigation indicates that the victim’s father was attempting to move a BB gun from under a counter and in the process, accidentally discharged the BB gun, causing the child to be struck in the chest. The investigation indicates accidental discharge and no signs of foul play.

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