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Autopsy: 2-year-old boy from Orangeburg died from gunshot wound |  Crime and courts







Orangeburg Department of Public Safety agents secured a Russell Street home after a 2-year-old died on Monday. The death is under investigation.


MARTHA ROSE BROWN, T&D


An autopsy shows that a 2-year-old boy in Orangeburg died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Zyon Sa’eed Randolph, of Russell Street, died on Monday, October 11, said Orangeburg County Deputy Chief Coroner Sean Fogle.

Fogle said the mode of death “is pending investigation.”

The autopsy ended on Thursday.

The boy’s mother told police that her child was fine between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday, when he wanted something to drink, according to an incident report from the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety.

Autopsy: 2-year-old boy from Orangeburg died from gunshot wound |  Crime and courts

She got up and made him a drink.

Randolph then returned to bed with her and an adult male, the report says.

At one point, the adult man got up and took two other minor children to the Russell Street home in Bojangles, according to the report.

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He also took them to school and daycare.

Autopsy: 2-year-old boy from Orangeburg died from gunshot wound |  Crime and courts

Some time later, the mother heard a noise at the front door.

She told police that when she got up, her son was lying on the floor next to the bed “bleeding from his head and not breathing,” the report said.

The child’s mother took him to the emergency room of the Regional Medical Center.

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