A Macon County teenager is recovering from a gunshot wound following an accidental shooting Monday morning. The incident occurred just before 10 a.m. at a residence near Ethel.
Investigators told KTVO the victim is Auston Pulliam, 13. Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker said Pulliam was playing around with a .22 caliber revolver when the gun accidentally discharged.
The bullet went into his abdomen, then exited his body and lodged in his leg. Pulliam was airlifted from the scene to University Hospital in Columbia where he was treated and released.