Woman accidentally shot during 'zombie apocalypse' event

KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) - Kershaw County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a woman was accidentally shot during a “zombie apocalypse” event.

The department says that deputies responded to a report of a shooting on Highway Church Road in Elgin around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.

When deputies arrived on scene, they were advised that a group of people were having a “zombie apocalypse” event and that part of the scenario involved shooting simulated rounds of ammunition.

The woman suffered a wound in the upper back part of her right leg when she was shot with a simulated round that was believed to be blank.

An investigator was called to the scene and determined that the victim had been shot with a simulated 7.62mm round that was not intended to be used to shoot at someone. Witnesses said that they thought the simulated rounds were designed to only sound like a gunshot and wouldn’t actually discharge a projectile of any kind.

The victim was taken to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. No charges are expected to be filed at this time.