WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCBD) – Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey has provided more details on the deaths of a father and daughter who died in a hunting accident.
Kim and Lauren Drawdy, a father and daughter were out hunting on New Year’s Day.
The incident took place at around 2:30 p.m. off Barracada Road in Walterboro, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said.
According to SCDNR, “Four hunters were attempting to move deer, also known as driving deer, near Barracada Road in Walterboro when two hunters were shot after being mistaken for a deer.”
Harvey said that both victims died from “buckshot wounds to the torso.”
He ruled the death accidental.
A buckshot is described by several hunting websites as the largest type of “shot” used in shotgun shells. As indicated in the name, it was created for hunting medium to large game animals such as deer.
The shot bursts in the air, releasing multiple projectiles. The coroner said it was likely one shot that hit both of the victims.
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