Teen Killed During Family Target Practice
Melvin Dean Chadwick, 17, Pronounced Dead At Hospital
Angela Rodriguez, WYFF News 4 Anchor/Reporter
POSTED: 8:38 pm EDT July 25, 2010
UPDATED: 10:49 am EDT July 26, 2010
PELZER, S.C. -- A 17-year-old was killed when he was shot during target practice, police in Pelzer said.
Melvin Dean Chadwick was shot in the head behind his house in the 100 block of McClellion Drive on Friday.
Police said the teenager was with family and somehow ended up standing behind the target board when someone fired and he was hit.
The shooting is still under investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Anderson County Coroner’s Office.
Deputies said it appears to be accidental.
Chadwick died at Greenville Memorial Hospital at 12:40 p.m. An autopsy is set for Monday.