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09 December 2023

Man shot himself after holding 3-year-old daughter


Authorities in South Carolina say a SWAT team rescued a 3-year-old girl from her father’s car by distracting the man just long enough to break a window and pull out the child before he shot himself.

The girl was not hurt, but her father remained hospitalized on Monday.

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Maj. Tony Phinney said the SWAT team approached the car at a truck stop while the man was talking to a hostage negotiator around 6:30 p.m. Sunday along Interstate 95 near Harleyville.

Phinney said the man and his wife had an argument earlier in the day. He did not know the man’s condition, and his name has not been released.

Phinney said officers did not fire their weapons.