Police: Man accidentally discharges weapon in apartment

  • Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:17 p.m.

A bullet traveled from an apartment into another residence across the street during a shooting incident on Hollow Tree Drive in Aiken on Monday, according to police. Nobody was injured, according to an Aiken Department of Public Safety report.

The subject, a 23-year-old man, said he was preparing to clean his Palmetto State Armory AR-15 and didnít realize that there was a round in the chamber. When he removed the magazine, the firearm discharged.

The .223 Remington bullet went through the subjectís apartment door, traveled into the apartment across the street, entered a bedroom and struck a wall near the headboard of a bed, according to the report.

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