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Coroner identifies man who died of a gunshot wound on Pineturn Lane

November 28, 2016

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the identity of the man who suffered a gunshot wound on November 25, 2016 on Pineturn Lane in Gaston, SC. A call regarding the incident was received by the county's 911 center at  approximately 2:00 P.M.


Johnny McCarthy, III, 32, of Gaston was shot once in the abdomen.  An autopsy was performed on November 26, 2016, and the cause of death was found to be from the gunshot wound he sustained.


McCarthy's wound is believed to have been caused by an accidental discharge from a weapon that was in his possession at the time of the incident. 


The case is still under investigation by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.



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