South Carolina hunter shot to death

January 01, 2014 at 01:29 PM

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a 65-year-old man has been shot and killed by a fellow hunter in Colleton County.

Authorities said William Heape Sr. of Varnville died Tuesday morning as he hunted deer with a group near Walterboro.

Officers from the Department of Natural Resources are investigating the death and awaiting autopsy results.

Authorities say paramedics and deputies had to walk and run a half-mile to get to the scene of the shooting.

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