Deputies: parents lied about child's shooting

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Colleton County 3-year-old shot in the leg over the weekend, but new details have been released in the case.

A search warrant was served Monday at 213 Coot Lane in Walterboro, S.C. The parents have admitted that their initial report of the incident was false and that the child was accidentally shot while inside the residence in their presence, according to the sheriff's office. Investigators have not yet determined who fired the gunshot.

Criminal charges may be sought against the parents.

The child has been released from the hospital and is reported to be in good condition but according to the Department of Social Services, the child is not in the custody of his parents at this time.

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