CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. - Three people have been charged in connection with a shooting that injured a toddler in a Chesterfield County home.
Deputies said a 2-year-old remains at a hospital in critical but stable condition after the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday near Cheraw.
The child's mother, 19-year-old Destiny Anderson, has been charged with unlawful conduct to a minor and giving false information to police.
Courtez Robinson, 18, and Consistence Quality Harrington, 18, have been charged with unlawful conduct to a minor.
Deputies said Robinson is facing additional charges of possession of a stolen weapon.
Officials said three adults and the little boy were the only ones at the home at the time.
The child and his mother don't live in the house where the shooting happened.
Deputies said the mother took him there while she visited her friends and used drugs.
The child was shot in a back bedroom of the house.
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Deputy Capt. Wayne Jordan said it is emotional for everyone working the case.
"It's hard to believe that a 2-year-old could get shot. Innocent child,” Jordan said.
After the shooting, the child's mother put him in her car and waved down deputies.
"The mother stopped them, flagged them down, in the city of Cheraw and had a child that was bleeding,” Jordan said.
The child went to a local hospital before being airlifted to Columbia.
Crime scene tape surrounded the dirt road off Highway 52, where there's a small community of mobile homes.
Deputies haven't said who the target of the shooting was or if they found the gun that was used.
"Why would anybody want to hurt a 2-year-old?” neighbor Claretha Bridges-Hooks said. "My prayers are with that family, because any mother loves their children no matter what."
This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.
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