Teen accidentally shoots best friend while cleaning gun


HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An 18-year-old accidentally shot his 16-year-old best friend while cleaning a handgun in Horry County Monday night.

According to an Horry County police report, around 11 p.m., the 18-year-old took the magazine out of the gun to clean it when the slide went forward, firing a round into the victim’s right shoulder. The two were at a home in the 3400 block of Hitchcock Way. Witnesses said it was an accident.

The victim was taken to the hospital and no charges are expected.

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