A two-year-old boy died after being shot around 6 p.m. on Christmas night, according to Horry County Coroner Robert Edge.
Sincere Tymere Smith grabbed a gun that was on a table and shot himself in the chest at a home on Daisy Lane near Conway, said Horry County police Sgt. Robert Kegler.
He was taken to Conway Medical Center, transferred to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and then sent to a Charleston hospital.
While in route to the hospital in Charleston, Smith died from his injuries.
Police charged Rondell Smith, 30, of Conway with Involuntary Manslaughter.
He was released on a $500 personal recognizance bond from J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Family members tell NewsChannel 15 Rondell Smith recently bought the gun because someone tried to break into the family's home two weeks ago.