One dead after accidental shooting in North Charleston

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Officers responded to a reported shooting in North Charleston on the 3300 block of Florida Avenue.

The shooting happened on Sunday, August 9 at around 6:41 pm.

When they arrived, officers found a deceased victim with apparent gunshot wounds and lying on the floor of an apartment.

The victim has been identified as Deviere Wigfall (21) of North Charleston. The Charleston County Coroner said that he died of a single gunshot wound.

During the investigation, officers discovered that a 14-year-old juvenile accidentally discharged a firearm, with a projectile striking and killing the victim.

At this time, officers say the incident appears to be an accidental shooting.

The North Charleston Police Department will continue to investigate the incident.

Editor’s note: this story has been updated to include the victim’s identity.

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