- Associated Press - Friday, May 26, 2017

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina teen has died after accidentally shooting himself.

Sumter police said in a release that 17-year-old Ortagease Easterling died at a Columbia hospital Friday morning.

Officers responding to a 911 call found the teen shot outside an apartment Wednesday evening. Investigators determined the shooting was an accident. It’s unclear how Easterling acquired the gun.

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