SC: Hopkins man dies in hunting accident
November 6, 2010
Hopkins man dies in hunting accident
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a South Carolina man has died from
what appears to be an accidental gunshot wound while hunting.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 75-year-old Charles Lindsey
Brakefield of Hopkins died Sunday evening while hunting near his home just
south of Columbia.
State Natural Resources Department spokesman Brett Witt says Brakefield
apparently was putting his rifle into his vehicle when it went off, shooting
him in the chest.
Witt says a relative discovered Brakefield's body after family members
went looking for him when he did not return home.
Watts says Brakefield's death is still under investigation but likely
will be ruled accidental.
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