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SC woman shot to death in car after child finds gun in backseat

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A woman is dead after being shot in the passenger seat of a car.  

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says 22-year-old Alexandra Santos of Easley died Thursday after she was shot in the back as she sat in the front seat of a friend's car.

Police say a 6-year-old child in the back seat found the gun on the floor board and fired it. The bullet went through the passenger seat and killed Santos.

It happened at a stop sign on Hastings Circle in Easley Thursday afternoon. Now, authorities are looking to see if any gun laws were broken.

This is the second time in a week where a child got a hold of a gun inside a car that resulted in death.  In Gaston Saturday, 7-year-old Juliet Lynch was shot and killed after a 5-year-old boy picked up a gun from the trunk of a car.  He was trying to get a toy gun right next to the real one.  No charges were filed in that case because authorities determined no state law were broken.

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