Father Charged After Greenville Child Accidentally Shoots Himself

A six year old accidentally shot himself last night and police have now charged the father with not keeping the gun in a safe place.

Greenville police say they were called to Vidant Medical Center around 10:15 p.m. for the report of a child shot.

Police say the child accidentally shot himself in the hand while playing with the gun at his home on Cherry Court.

Andre Morring has been charged with failing to store a firearm to protect a minor. He was released from jail on a $1,000 bond.

Police say the parents told them the .40 caliber handgun was normally secured with a gunlock in their bedroom. While the parents were in another room, police say the child found the gun and shot himself in the hand.