SC: Man shot when another hunter's weapon accidentally discharges
October 15, 2013
From The TandD.com
A Lexington County man was shot during a hunting trip Friday.
Part of a party of at least five hunters, the 51-year-old man
suffered a gunshot wound to the upper thigh when a hunting partner’s
Deputies made contact with the party in a
Neeses parking lot about 8 p.m.
The group said they had been hunting on some land in Norway. The
man was bleeding heavily in spite of a tourniquet the group had
bound around his leg.
The victim said they had ended their
hunt and everyone was unloading their weapons of ammunition.
However, when a 24-year-old woman was trying to clear her weapon, it
went off, striking the victim in the thigh.
caliber rifle and investigative material will be turned over to the
Department of Natural Resources for a final determination in the
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