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Deputies: Man who thought he was shot after making King Day comment was not hit by gunfire

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ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said an initial report of a shooting after an offensive remark was made about Martin Luther King Jr. has proven to be unfounded.

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office was called to a reported shooting on Jan. 15 on Burson Road. When deputies arrived on scene, they said they found a victim who had a head injuries.

According to the incident report, the victim had a laceration above his left eye and a wound behind his left ear.

Deputies were able to speak with the victim, who they said told them he was shot in the head after telling another man they were celebrating "Martin Luther [expletive] Day."

After the comment, the victim told deputies the man pulled a firearm out of his waistband, shot him and took off running, the report states.

The victim was transported via EMS to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

After an investigation, deputies said the man was treated at the hospital but there was no evidence he had been shot. No witnesses were able to corroborate the shooting either, deputies said.

Deputies have not release details about the circumstances of the head injury.

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