UPDATE: The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased as 13-year-old Micah Simmons Jr. from Goose Creek.


CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Deputies are investigating an accidental shooting that left a teenager dead near North Charleston early Thursday morning.

Charleston County deputies responded to a home on Pinehurst Street near North Oakridge Circle shortly before 4:00 a.m. after receiving a report of a person who had been shot.

Deputies found a teenager suffering from a gunshot wound. The teenager was taken to a hospital where he later died.

CCSO determined that the victim was holding the gun when another juvenile grabbed it and the gun went off.

No charges are expected.