Accidental gunshot wound kills Brunswick Co. man

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left a 49-year-old man dead Monday afternoon.

The incident happened Monday at 1:28 p.m. at 1200 block of Ash Little River Road in Brunswick, NC.

According to BCSO, the 49-year-old victim, Wendall Padgett, suffered a shotgun wound to his left side and died at the Sea Coast Hospital in SC.

Police believe the shooting was accidental and that no foul play was involved.

The Brunswick County Detective Unit is conducting an investigation and WMBF News will bring you more information as it become available.

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