Coroner identifies 3-year-old killed in Colleton Co. shooting

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Colleton County coroner has identified the 3-year-old boy who died Saturday morning after being shot in the head the night before.

Aiden Martin, of Walterboro, died of a gunshot wound, Coroner Richard Harvey said.

An autopsy will be performed Sunday as part of the investigation into the incident, Harvey said.

Deputies responded at approximately 11:33 p.m. Friday to Colleton County Medical Center where the boy had been taken by his father, Lt. Tyger Benton said.

The child was transported to MUSC where he died at approximately 6 a.m. Saturday, Benton said.

The incident remains under investigation, but deputies have not provided any further details about the shooting itself.

Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to call the Colleton County Sheriff's Office at 843-549-2211 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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