FLORENCE, S.C. — An 8-year-old boy who was injured Wednesday in a
hunting accident in Florence County is recovering in a local
hospital after surgery.
The accident happened off of Highway
301, near Olanta.
The boy had been accidentally shot by his
father while the two were deer hunting in the area.
was struck in the arm and leg by stray buckshot. All reports
indicate the child will make a full recovery.
statistics reflect those in Florence and Marion counties, as most
hunting-related shooting incidents, are not prosecuted.
Hunting-related injuries and deaths in South Carolina fall into two
main categories: tree stand and firearms-related incidents. Here
are statistics for the past three years:
>> 2013: 10
incidents — Three tree stand falls and seven firearms incidents.
>> Two fatal firearms-related incidents. >> 2012: 41 incidents —
22 firearms-related and 19 tree stand. One >> firearms incident
resulted in death, as did one tree stand. >> 2011: 25 incidents —
16 firearms-related and nine tree stand. One >> fatal
firearms-related incidents; four fatal tree stand incidents.
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