Families in South Carolina subdivision hit by stray pellets from dove hunt

South Carolina News

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Residents of an Upstate South Carolina neighborhood say they were ducking for cover after pellets from a nearby dove hunt started striking them.

NBC affiliate WYFF-TV reports that children playing outside were also struck by the pellets, one of them as he played on a trampoline.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources responded to calls Saturday afternoon about the stray pellets coming from a field in Greenwood County.

Authorities say the land is private property and the landowner wasn’t doing anything illegal.

Officials said they talked to the landowner and the landowner voluntarily stopped the hunt due to safety and noise concerns.

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