Cops: Walterboro Gun Shop owner accidentally shot employee

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - Walterboro Public Safety officers now say an employee at a gun shop did not accidentally shoot himself in the foot last week; he was actually shot by the owner.

According to a statement released by the department, the 58-year-old employee at the Walterboro Gun Shop on Jeffries Boulevard suffered a gunshot wound to his foot last Thursday when the owner accidently fired a weapon he was examining.

Last week, the employee told investigators that while he was clearing a handgun the weapon discharged and he was hit in the foot, according to police.

The handgun had been brought into the store by a customer.

Walterboro Public Safety has closed the investigation and ruled out any foul play.

The Walterboro Gun Shop is where Alice Boland, the 28-year-old woman accused of trying to kill an Ashley Hall school official in downtown Charleston, purchased her handgun last month.

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