The March 9 shooting of a former Beaufort High School basketball and football player was an accident, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
Witnesses have told investigators that Thomas Parker, 19, was shot in the face when a 16-year-old boy accidentally discharged a gun he was handling, Sgt. Robin McIntosh said.
Parker was shot about 6:30 p.m. near Jenkins Point Road on St. Helena Island.
Parker, a former wide receiver on the school's football team and forward on its basketball team, has been released from the hospital, McIntosh said.
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McIntosh said the investigation continues, but no charges have been filed.