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HCPD: Shooting ruled suicide, not hunting accident

LONGS, SC (WMBF) Officers with the Horry County Police department has ruled a shooting in the Longs area a suicide Tuesday afternoon.

Sgt. Robert Kegler, spokesman for the Horry County Police Department, said officers received a call of an accidental shooting along Hunters Trail. The woman was said to have been shooting at rabbits in the backyard when she accidentally shot herself in the chest with a 410.

The Horry County Coroner's Office said a coroner was called to the scene around 1:30 p.m.

Shortly after 2 p.m., officers determined the wound was self-inflicted.

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