Toddler in critical condition after shooting self

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) – Horry County authorities say a 3-year-old was accidentally shot at a home near Myrtle Beach, leading to an argument between family members and a second person being shot outside the hospital.

Local media outlets report the child was stable but in critical condition following surgery. The second person’s wound is not life threatening.

Horry County Police Lt. Raul Denis says investigators believe the child found a gun in a dresser drawer about 1 p.m. Saturday and accidentally fired it. Police do not expect to file charges.

The second shooting occurred a few hours later outside Grand Strand Medical Center.

Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby says two people were arrested.

Police did not immediately release any names.

Hospital spokeswoman Julie Kopnicky says the hospital was temporarily on lockdown.

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