2 children injured in shooting in Greenville Co.

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that involved two children.

The shooting happened on Staunton Bridge Road at 1:33 p.m. on November 7.

Deputies said they arrived on the scene and learned that two victims, a male child and a female child, were taken to the hospital prior to their arrival.  

Both children were suffering from at least one gunshot wound and remain in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. 

A woman 7NEWS spoke to who lives close by says she has children of her own and can’t fathom something like this happening to them.

“It’s a hurting feeling, and I’m a mother of four. It’s not safe. My kids don’t come outside because this world doesn’t care about nobody,” Quinnyata Griffin said.

According to deputies, the shooting is believed to be a result of an accidental discharge that occurred while adult-aged family members were conducting target practice outside.

The two children were outside at the time.

The sheriff’s office said they do not have a suspect at this time.

This investigation is in its early stages, and more information will be provided when it becomes available. 

The sheriff’s office asks if anyone has any information concerning this incident to call CrimeStoppers at 23-CRIME. 

We will be updated with more details.

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