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Police in Easley say a woman has been accidentally shot to death by a 6-year-old boy as she sat in a moving car.
Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says 22-year-old Alexandra Anita Santos of Easley died Thursday afternoon after she was shot in the back as she sat in the front seat of a friend's car.
Police say the friend's 6-year-old son fired the gun through the seat, killing Santos. Police say the boy found the loaded gun in the backseat of the car.
Maj. Tim Tollison says Easley investigators are trying to find out who owned the gun. Police have not released the name of the person driving the car.
No charges have been filed.
A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel.
Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name of the victim has not been released while family members are notified.
Authorities are investigating but they do not suspect foul play. A police report says an officer was flagged down by the manager of the Windsurfer Motel on North Ocean Boulevard at the time of the fall.
The victim was found on the ground near the hotel pool.
The man who walked inside a South Carolina Walmart wearing nothing but black shoes said he was not only embarrassed, but felt as if he was out of his mind.
In an interview with Charlotte TV station WSOC, Kevin Hughes, 36, opened up about what led him to walk naked inside store.
“I’ve had a problem with drugs in the past. I still like to do Ecstasy once in a while,” Hughes said. “I accidentally got methamphetamine instead and it really made me crazy.”
Tega Cay police said they were called to the store, located about 20 miles southwest of Charlotte, just before midnight Wednesday after store employees spotted Hughes walking in the Health and Beauty section naked.
When police arrived, they said they found Hughes in the electronics section of the store.
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They quickly escorted him out.
Hughes said the last thing he remembers is going to sleep at his sister’s house Thursday night and the next thing he knew, he woke up naked in his truck at Walmart. He hopped out and walked into the store.
He added, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry. It was an accident. It wasn’t something I intended to do.”
Hughes was arrested for disorderly conduct. He’s out of jail on bond after spending the night behind bars.