A Colleton County man shot his cousin after warning the relative not to eat his salt and vinegar potato chips.
Ryan Dean Langdale, 19, now faces charges of attempted murder, using a firearm in a violent crime and obstructing justice in the critical wounding of his 17-year-old cousin.
He told deputies
that his cousin had accidentally shot himself by dropping a hunting rifle while cleaning it, the agency said in a statement.
The cousin confirmed the account in a brief statement to deputies before being rushed into life-saving surgery and eventually to a Charleston-area hospital for more treatment.
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