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9-year-old boy accidentally shot dead by his Father

independent: A 9-year-boy has died after his father reportedly shot him by accident while out hunting in South Carolina.

Colton Williams passed away on Thanksgiving morning in a hunting accident, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) said.

His father accidently shot him while they were on a rabbit hunting trip, according to local media.

“We don’t blame him and never have blamed him for one moment,” Vince Furtick, Colton’s grandfather, told local TV channel WRDW.

“We know how much he loved his son,” he added.

Colton reportedly saved the lives of three children by donating his organs.

“We’re crying tears because we miss our grandson, and those families are crying tears because their child is saved,” his grandfather said. “That’s an amazing thing.”

Colton was hunting with his father and family friend in Springfield, Orangeburg County, when the accident happened, the Associated Press reported.

His family have donated to an SCDNR programme helping underprivileged children get into hunting.

“Colton’s life was all about hunting and fishing,” SCDNR tweeted, “and he would have loved the idea of giving to underprivileged children so they too can experience the outdoors just like he did.”

A GoFundMe page on the fundraising website has been set up to cover funeral expenses, with any extra donations going towards the youth programme.

There are also plans for a youth hunting day in the new year in honour of Colton.

Source: Published by independent

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Abimbola omolara
Abimbola omolara
2 months ago

Having a gun in the house increases the chance of your children being shot by 900%. Why would anyone take such a stupid risk? RIP to this beautiful young boy.

Uzoma chinasa comfort
Uzoma chinasa comfort
2 months ago

Oh..what a great lost it is for the family of colton William, such an innocent soul lost over rabbit hunting. May his innocent soul rest in peace. Parent should mind the kind of weapon they walk around with especially around their little kids

Bature Godwin
Bature Godwin
2 months ago

Colton rest in peace you died trying to learn from your father.

Anyadike Rosesandra
Anyadike Rosesandra
2 months ago

God!! May his soul Rest In Peace

stanley
stanley
2 months ago

this is indeed a tragedy

Ugonna odidika
Ugonna odidika
2 months ago

Unfortunate and a tragic incident. I wish the family fortitude to bear this loss.

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
2 months ago

What a tragedy. My the boy soul Rest In Peace

Onoja onyekwu
Onoja onyekwu
2 months ago

A great lost to the family… He died being a hero… Rip

Atte
Atte
2 months ago

RIP Colton. He was just 9 years old. I pity his dad. Even t it was an accident, the dad will carry that burden on him for a long time

Kalu uche
Kalu uche
2 months ago

This is a sad event for young Colton to have lost his life from his father’s mistake while hunting, may his soul rest in peace.

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
1 month ago

What a lost…May his soul rest in peace

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
1 month ago

This a real mistake that have ever happened for some to kill his or her child

Brave Ewone Edaghese
Brave Ewone Edaghese
1 month ago

The father must be unprofessional to have made such a capital mistake

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
1 month ago

This is really a sad news… Certain restrictions should b placed on children dese days

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
1 month ago

RIP little boy. Dat is y I don’t like d idea of keeping a gun in a house

Maurice Ekpenyong
Maurice Ekpenyong
1 month ago

May his soul rest in peace.poor young boy

Ajoseh Florence
Ajoseh Florence
1 month ago

Rip boy

Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
1 month ago

Is very dangerous keeping gun or any harmful gadget in the house. Parents should take note of this.

Nelson Joseph
Nelson Joseph
1 month ago

Owww this is hard lock may rest in peace

Nelson Joseph
Nelson Joseph
1 month ago

May he rest in peace

Demian Rita Akpan
Demian Rita Akpan
1 month ago

How sad.For a father to mistakenly kill his own child. The scars will never leave his heart, and he will never be able to forgive himself.It so so pathetic

Ojeah John Ekene
Ojeah John Ekene
1 month ago

Rip….. What a great loss
God bless them for putting a smile on other children’s face

Chika wisdom
Chika wisdom
1 month ago

That’s so unfortunate, Rest in peace cloton Williams

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
1 month ago

Rest in peace calton , but is the father drunk , why we he should his own son without knowing…I think the father is not normal

Maureen Eric
Maureen Eric
1 month ago

May his soul rest in peace

Afehomo Janet
Afehomo Janet
1 month ago

Oh so tragic, may his soul rest in peace

NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
1 month ago

What a sad news its a great lost to the family of Carlton Williams may his soul rest in peace

Kosisochukwu Cynthia
Kosisochukwu Cynthia
1 month ago

What a sad news. May his soul rest in peace

Ifeoma
Ifeoma
1 month ago

What a great lost,my condolences to the bereaved

Felicia Moses
Felicia Moses
1 month ago

May his soul rest in peace!!!

Esther Areo
Esther Areo
1 month ago

Having gun at home is usually fun for children pleased keep harmful object out of the reach of children e.g gun,knife medicine blades e.t.c. R.I.P to this cute young boy

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
1 month ago

What a tragedy

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
1 month ago

Wow that’s really hard to take in, that’s really bad from the father.

Omorotionmwan Eseosa
Omorotionmwan Eseosa
1 month ago

Rest in peace

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
19 days ago

Losing this handsome boy over rabbit hunting !

Benson Edward
Benson Edward
6 days ago

That’s too bad

udeme umoh
udeme umoh
1 day ago

Poor boy