Deputies: Two brothers injured after gun accidentally fires

Published: Dec. 22, 2013 at 9:50 PM EST
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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - An off-duty North Charleston firefighter and his brother were injured in an accidental shooting Saturday night, according to a spokesman with Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators say the incident happened around 7 p.m. in the 300 block of Cohen Circle in Ladson.

Authorities say one of the brothers was clearing a weapon when the gun accidentally went off and struck him in the hand. Deputies say it went through the victim's hand and stuck the other brother in the leg.

Officials say the victim with the bullet wound to the leg underwent surgery and is in serious condition.

Investigators say no foul play is involved.

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