6-Year-Old Shoots, Kills South Carolina Woman During Car Ride

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot a woman as she sat in a moving vehicle after he found a loaded gun in the backseat of the car.

Alexandra Anita Santos, 22, died Thursday afternoon after she was shot in the back by a 6-year-old while riding in a friend’s car, according to Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley.

Easley police say the boy is the son of her friend. They have not released the name of the person driving the car.

Investigators are trying to find out who owns the gun, Maj. Tim Tollison said.

No charges have been filed.

Sources: USA Today, Fox News