DNR: 8-year-old boy accidentally shot while hunting in Florence County

Source: www.dnr.sc.gov
Source: www.dnr.sc.gov

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An 8-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his father while they were out hunting Wednesday evening in Florence County, confirmed a Department of Natural Resources official.

A father, son and cousin, locals to Florence County, were out deer hunting Wednesday near Olanta when the 8-year-old was accidentally shot by his dad around 5 p.m., said Robert McCullough with DNR. The boy was hit with a couple of buckshots from a shotgun.

The boy was treated at a local hospital,  and his injuries don't appear to be life threatening, McCullough said.  DNR will be in the area Thursday to investigate the incident.

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