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      Early incident at Chappells recycling center was not a criminal matter

      Early incident at Chappells recycling center was not a criminal matter

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Officials say that the early afternoon incident at the Chappells recycling center is not a criminal matter and the community is in no danger.

      The attendant approaching the center found an unresponsive man behind a vehicle that was blocking the gate. The attendant called 911 and requested assistance from Chapppells Rescues?? and EMS. Upon arrival, first responders found a single gunshot won to the head a small pistol in the man??s hand.

      The man was transported to Chappells Fire Department and then a Columbia area hospital.

      Investigators from the Newberry County Sheriff??s Office have determined that the wound was self-inflicted. The recycling center is open for business and there is and was no danger to the community.