Charleston PD: Accidental shooting leaves one dead

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An accidental shooting left one person dead late Friday night, according to the Charleston Police Department.

According to CPD officials, Reginald Coardes, 24, of North Charleston died from a gunshot wound Friday night.

One of the victim’s friends, Marvin Lloyd, 26, was in the backseat of the vehicle, mishandling a gun, and accidentally fired off a round striking the victim in the front seat.

The shooting happened on Ivy Green Way Friday night. Police say the victim died after being transported to an area hospital.

Lloyd is being charged with involuntary manslaughter based on the “reckless handling of the firearm.”

CPD continues to investigate. News 2 will update this story as new information is released.

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