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Coroner investigating after man shot and killed in Union Co., mistaken for deer

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UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Union County coroner is investigating a hunting accident after a man was found dead in a wooded area in Union County after he was mistaken for a deer.

The Department of Natural Resources and the Union County Sheriff's Office are working with the coroner on the investigation.

According to the report, 30-year-old Brian Gregory Pickle of Atlanta was shot by his brother after his brother mistook him for a deer.

The DNR said Pickle and his brother were in a hunting club when the incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. in the 200 block of Wilson Road on Saturday.

No charges have been filed at this  time.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday morning.

Stick with FOX Carolina on this developing story.

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