Alex Murdaugh, the scion of a South Carolina legal dynasty, whose wife and younger son ended up shot to death in June, was shot on a rural highway when on his way to Charleston, his lawyer mentioned.
Murdaugh, 53, was shot Saturday on Salkehatchie Highway in Hampton County, his law firm Jim Griffin informed the nearby paper, the Island Packet.
Law enforcement resources told WCBD-Tv set in South Carolina that Murdaugh experienced been shot in the head.
Alex Murdaugh was on his way to Charleston when he had vehicle difficulty and stopped, stated Griffin, who explained to the outlet he’d spoken with a further Murdaugh household member about the incident.
Alex Murdaugh has been taken to a Lowcountry clinic, Griffin mentioned.
Griffin claimed he did not know the extent of Murdaugh’s wounds.
Tommy Crosby, the spokesman for SLED, the South Carolina Regulation Enforcement Division, advised The Write-up Saturday his office experienced been contacted about a Hampton County capturing but did not give the identity of the victim.
Hampton County Sheriff T. C. Smalls explained to the Island Packet that he could verify only that “someone has been shot.” He stated the office environment is in the initially stage of investigating and just can’t yet release any information on the taking pictures.
Deputies are continue to on the shooting scene, claimed Smalls, who would not reply inquiries about the seriousness of Murdaugh’s accidents.
Alex Murdaugh and his household have been the subject of sensational headlines when his wife, Maggie, 52, was shot to death near the doggy kennels on the grounds of the family’s hunting lodge. Also gunned down was her and Alex’s troubled 22-12 months-aged son, Paul.
Alex located the bodies at the lodge, known as “Moselle,” all-around 10 p.m. on June 7. The victims were shot numerous instances, the coroner said, reportedly with a semi-automatic assault rifle and a shotgun. He dominated the deaths a double homicide.