Westminster, SC (FOX Carolina) - On Thursday, deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources responded to a hunting accident in Westminster. 

According to SCDNR, the accident happened between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. near Rochester Road and West Oak Highway. 

DNR says the accident involved two deer hunters. One of the hunters got out of his stand and the other mistook him for a deer and shot him. 

According to DNR, the hunter was hit with buckshot in the upper body. 

Officials say the victim was transported to a Greenville hospital and at last check was still in surgery. 

Right now no charges have been filed according to DNR. 

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