Boy, 3, Fatally Shoots Himself in His Mother's Bedroom

Boy, 3, Fatally Shoots Himself in His Mother's Bedroom (WSOC via Family Handout)

A three-year-old boy fatally shot himself over the weekend in his South Carolina home, police say. 

Sa'vion Barrow was playing with a handgun when he shot himself Sunday afternoon, police said. The tragedy reportedly occurred in Sa'vion's mother's bedroom.

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And police say the mother was there with him and had not clue what was happening until she heard the fatal shot.

"She turned around, and there he was on the bed with the gun," Rock Hill Police Department spokesman Mark Bollinger told NBC News.

It was unclear how he got the gun. 

Sa'vion was rushed to Piedmont Medical Center as paramedics tried to save him, reported WSOC.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Police declined to identify the mother. Officers are awaiting toxiciology results on samples taken from her. 

"We have to send those off to see if she had anything in her system, which would have led to her not totally being aware of the circumstances," Bollinger said.

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