SC accidentally shoots, kills self on New Year’s Eve

GAFFNEY, S.C. (WNCN) – A Gaffney man was killed when he accidentally shot himself at his home on New Years Eve, according to the coroner.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said witnesses reported 20-year-old Tezlar Wayne Ross and three others were looking at a .380 handgun at around 6:30pm when Ross took the magazine out of the gun and placed it to his head while joking with the others.

The gun discharged, killing Ross.

The death is still under investigation.

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