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Cherokee Co. Sheriff's Deputy in hospital after shooting accident while hunting

Cherokee Co. Sheriff's Deputy in hospital after shot in the head while duck hunting
Posted at 1:32 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 14:32:23-05

CHEROKEE COUNTY — The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said one of their deputies is in the hospital after a shooting accident while duck hunting on Monday morning.

Officials said Deputy Curtis Elkins was duck hunting when he tripped, causing his loaded shotgun to go off, shooting him in the head.

Cherokee County deputies said Elkins is alert and talking at a local hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.

At this time, they are waiting for swelling to go down before proceeding with treatment, officials said.

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