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Victim in accidental Richland Co. shooting dies

Sep 2, 2011 9:48:00 AM - thestate.com
A man has died after accidentally shooting himself, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said.

The shooting occurred around 3:55 p.m. in the 1000 block of White House Road, just off Bluff Road, the department said.

Two men, possibly in their 70s, were heading toward an isolated area on the gravel road to fire the handgun involved in the incident. One of the men was hit in the upper body and taken to Palmetto Health Richland with a serious wound.

Authorities responding to the scene were told the shooting was accidental, but the department is questioning witnesses in its investigation.

Neither man’s name was released.

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