Bradford Phillip Todd, 40, was shot and killed in an apparent
hunting accident Friday night in Abbeville.
Todd died of a
single gunshot wound.
The S.C. Department of Natural
Resources is investigating the incident, which occurred between
6:30-7 p.m. Friday on hunting grounds in the Sumter National Forest,
near Cedar Springs Highway. A DNR spokesman said the shooting
involved two men who were deer hunting. One of the hunters was
lodged in a tree stand, fired a shot and struck the victim, who was
on the ground. Capt. Robert McCullough, of the DNR, indicated the
shooter called 911 and alerted authorities. He noted the bullet,
which struck the victim in the back, was fired from a .300-caliber
Winchester Magnum hunting rifle.
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