Coroner: Hunter shoots, kills man she mistook for wild hog - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Coroner: Hunter shoots, kills man she mistook for wild hog

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ANDERSON, S.C. (AP/WYFF) - A man has been killed after South Carolina authorities say a hunter using a night-vision scope mistook him for a wild hog.

Anderson County Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman tells news outlets that 40-year-old Kenneth Jason Young of Starr was hunting wild hogs on private land Wednesday night. Boseman says a woman hunting on land nearby saw through her night-vision scope something "on all fours in the grass" and fired a shot, thinking she was aiming for a wild hog.

Boseman says the shot hit Young in the head, killing him. Boseman says foul play is not suspected, and the woman's name has not been released.

WYFF reports the hunter's gun had a scope on it, which recorded the shooting. Investigators told WYFF they have seen the recording and an outline of something on all fours can be seen before the shot was fired.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Anderson County Sheriff's Office are still investigating. No charges have been filed.

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