Hunting accident leaves one dead

Hunting accident leaves one dead

LAKE CITY, SC (WMBF) – A hunting accident has claimed the life of one person Saturday evening in Lake City.

According to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken, 25-year-old Samantha Moore of Anderson was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

SC DNR Agent Robert McCollough confirmed a group of 5 or 6 people were trailing a deer they shot, when a woman walking behind Moore tripped. When the woman caught herself, the gun fired, killing Moore.

There are no details about whether the safety was on the gun.

The investigation and autopsy results deemed the manner of death in the incident as an accident, according to von Lutcken. 

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