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      8 year old boy accidentally shot by his father while hunting

      An 8-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his father while hunting off of Highway 301 in the Olanta community of Florence County around 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, according to the SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

      First Sergeant Benjamin Byers with SC DNR says the child is in stable condition at an area hospital.

      Byers says the shooting was called into Florence County 911 and deputies initially responded to the incident.

      Specific details aren't being released as the investigation is ongoing by DNR.

      We will have more information as it becomes available.