Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said a man died after a shooting Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred on Lands End Road around 3:37 a.m., Addis said. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said deputies found the victim lying inside the residence with a gunshot wound while two individuals were rendering aid.
Addis identified the victim as 43-year-old Jason Edward Dalton. He died at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the upper body, the coroner said.
According to the coroner’s office, the shooting appears to be the result of negligent handling of a firearm.
Deputies said the individual that fired the gun was showing the weapon to someone else when the weapon discharged. The individual left the scene before deputies arrived, the sheriff’s office said.
The coroner said an autopsy had been performed and Dalton’s manner of death was ruled a homicide.
No arrests have been made in the case at this time.
The case remains under investigation by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.
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