NEWBERRY, S.C. (WIS) – An 18-year-old Newberry County teenager has been identified as the victim in a hunting accident, according to the Newberry County Coroner’s Office.
Coroner Craig Newton identified the teen as Kendall Lesher Williams from Prosperity. The incident happened just off Highway 391 around 7 p.m.
Williams, Newton said, suffered from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.
The teen was a senior at Mid-Carolina High School.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner’s Office are all assisting in this investigation.
“I offer my prayers and sympathy to all who have been touched or affected by this tragic event. My heartfelt condolences are with you all during this difficult time”, Newton said in a statement.
Mid-Carolina High Principal Ray Cooper also released a statement, calling Williams an “outstanding young man.”
“It is a sad and difficult time at MCHS for students and staff as we cope with this tragic loss,” Cooper said.