SC: 11-Year-Old Boy Dies in Hunting Accident
11-Year-Old Boy Dies in Hunting Accident
ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- An 11-year-old South Carolina boy has died after
his rifle accidentally fired as he climbed down from a hunting stand.
Multiple media outlets reported that John Michael Evans of Abbeville died
about an hour after he was struck in the head shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.
Abbeville County Coroner Ronnie Ashley says the boy was in a deer stand
in a tree with a friend when he started climbing down and dropped his
.22-caliber rifle and it fired.
Ashley says no autopsy is planned. The coroner and sheriff's deputies are
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