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Authorities charge parents of 3 year old who was shot in Walterboro

Randy Aiken (Source: CCSO) Randy Aiken (Source: CCSO)
Taisha Moody (Source: CCSO) Taisha Moody (Source: CCSO)
WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) -

The Colleton County Sheriff's Office has charged the parents of the 3-year-old boy who was accidentally shot in Walterboro over the weekend.

Randy Aiken and Taisha Moody, both 27 years old, are charged with unlawful conduct towards a child.

Aiken is also charged with giving false information to a law enforcement officer concerning a felony after telling Colleton County deputies that his son was shot in the backyard of their home on Coot Lane, near Walterboro.

On Tuesday, Aiken and Moody admitted to authorities that their initial report of the incident was false.

Deputies were called to Colleton Regional Hospital's emergency room Saturday in reference to a 3-year-old boy that was brought in by his father, Aiken, with an apparent gunshot wound to his left leg Saturday night.

Aiken told authorities he was inside his home while his son was playing with some other friends in the backyard on the trampoline. The father said he heard a couple of gun shots and then his son came walking up the back steps bleeding from his leg. He then took his son to the emergency room.

Hospital officials told deputies that the child had at least one gunshot wound to his left knee and maybe another grazing wound in the same area.

The child has been released from MUSC and is reported to be in good condition. According to the Department of Social Services, the child is not in the custody of his parents at this time.

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