SC Sheriff's Department Press Release

Sheriff's Department Reports Accidental Shooting Death

January 4, 2018 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting accident on County Road 3373 in Joaquin on December 27, 2017.

Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that a juvenile and a family member had been in the area hunting. After the individual finished hunting, the juvenile was attempting to unload his gun when the instrument accidentally discharged striking Francisco Gomez, 22 of Georgia, in the chest.

Gomez was pronounced deceased at 12:16 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Margie Anderson.


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