Sheriff: Cherokee Co. man shot in buttocks during family dispute
Deputies were investigating the shooting near Gaffney on Tuesday night. (Aug. 5, 2014/FOX Carolina)
PACOLET, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Cherokee County deputies responded to a shooting on Ingles Drive near Pacolet just before 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, Sheriff Steve Mueller confirmed to FOX Carolina.
Mueller said the shooting stemmed from a dispute over a property line between a family that lives on the street.
According to the sheriff, a 68-year-old man walked over onto his relative's property where an argument ensued. During the argument, the man reached into his pocket and the 65-year-old shooter thought the man had a gun, so he pulled out his own gun and fired, said Mueller.
He said the victim was hit in the rear-end.
The victim was taken to Spartanburg Regional Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Mueller said.
Mueller said right now they are investigating if it was self-defense and if charges will be filed.
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