Alex Murdaugh, the scion of a South Carolina authorized dynasty, whose spouse and youthful son have been shot to loss of life in June, was shot on a rural highway whereas on his technique to Charleston, his lawyer stated.
Murdaugh, 53, was shot Saturday on Salkehatchie Highway in Hampton County, legal professional Jim Griffin informed the Island Packet.
Police sources informed WCBD-TV in South Carolina that Murdaugh had been shot within the head.
Alex Murdaugh was on his technique to Charleston when he had automotive hassle and stopped, stated Griffin, who informed the outlet he’d spoken with one other Murdaugh member of the family in regards to the incident.
Alex Murdaugh has been taken to a Lowcountry hospital, Griffin stated.
Griffin stated he didn’t know the extent of Murdaugh’s wounds.
Tommy Crosby, the spokesman for SLED, the South Carolina Regulation Enforcement Division, informed The Submit Saturday his division had been contacted a few Hampton County capturing however didn’t give the identification of the sufferer.
Hampton County Sheriff T. C. Smalls informed the Island Packet that he might affirm solely that “somebody has been shot.” He stated the workplace is within the first section of investigating and may’t but launch any info on the capturing.
Deputies are nonetheless on the capturing scene, stated Smalls, who wouldn’t reply questions in regards to the seriousness of Murdaugh’s accidents.
Alex Murdaugh and his household have been the topic of sensational headlines when his spouse, Maggie, 52, was shot to loss of life close to the canine kennels on the grounds of the household’s looking lodge. Additionally gunned down was her and Alex’s troubled 22-year-old son, Paul.
Alex discovered the our bodies on the lodge, referred to as “Moselle,” round 10 p.m. on June 7. The victims have been shot a number of occasions, the coroner stated, reportedly with a semi-automatic assault rifle and a shotgun. He dominated the deaths a double murder.