Breaking: WCSO says accidental shooting sends two people to the hospital

According to Walton County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Keith Brooks, a shooting overnight in Gratis resulted in two people being taken to Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.

Brooks said all indications are that the injuries were the result of an accidental shooting. He said it is still under investigation but it appears that the male was showing the gun to a female when the gun was accidentally discharged, shooting him in the hand and hitting the woman in the abdomen. The injury to the female was the most serious, but she is reportedly in a stable condition.


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