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6 year old shoots and kills his mother’s friend in their car

By Mason White 10:11 AM April 22, 2014
Alexandra Anita Santos 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A woman of South Carolina, is dead and her family wants answers.

They want to know how a 6 year old got his hands on a semiautomatic handgun, which he used to kill their 22-year-old daughter.

The incident took place while the child’s mother was driving her car with her friend, Alexandra Anita Santos, in the passenger seat and the driver’s two children were in the back seat.

While in the car, the 6-year-old child allegedly found the gun on the floor of the car and fired the fatal shot, which killed Santos.

The boy shot at the seat in front of him, and the bullet traveled through the seat and hit Santos in the chest, killing her, according to Maj. Tim Tollison.

The woman was rushed to the Baptist Medical Center in Easley, where she was pronounced dead. The victim’s mother is angry that the mother of the child is not taking responsibility for her child’s actions.

The driver told the victim’s mother that the victim’s former boyfriend drove passed their car and shot her. However, that is not what happened, according to police.

Authorities ruled the incident to have been an accident. Officers are still investigating as to how the gun got into the hands of the 6 year old. So far, no charges have been filed.