Colleton County teen accidentally shoots himself while cleaning gun

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COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — Authorities in Colleton County say a 17-year-old is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the chest.

The accident happened Saturday at a home off Hudson Mill Road.

An incident report shows the teenager was cleaning his gun, with the safety turned off, when he dropped the weapon. It then discharged, shooting him in the chest.

Officials say the teenager was rushed to the Colleton County Medical Center where he underwent surgery.

At last check, the teen was still recovering in the hospital.

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