Authorities: Colleton Co. teen accidentally shot himself while cleaning gun

Authorities: Colleton Co. teen accidentally shot himself while cleaning gun
The teen was rushed into surgery at Colleton Medical Center (Krueger, Nick)

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 17-year-old is in the hospital after he shot himself accidentally while cleaning his gun, according to Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy.

The incident happened Saturday at a house in the 3300 block of Hudson Mill Road where the teen told paramedics the gun fell, discharged, and a round hit him in the chest, McRoy said.

He was rushed into surgery at Colleton Medical Center before later being taken to Trident Hospital in North Charleston.

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