Coroner: Woman dies following accidental shooting in Pendleton apartment

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PENDLETON, S.C. (WSPA) – A woman died following an accidental shooting Thursday night in an apartment in Pendleton, according to the Anderson County Coroner’s Office.

Betty Hannah Spado, 20, was pronounced dead at her home at Edgewood Square Apartments, where her boyfriend also sustained a non-threatening gunshot wound.

According to the coroner’s office, Spado, her boyfriend and two other friends were handling several guns when one of the guns was discharged. The bullet went through hit Spado’s hand before hitting her in the chest.

Her death has been ruled as an accident, according to the coroner’s office.

The Pendleton Police Department, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the coroner’s office will continue to investigate.

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