Accidental Gunshot Leads to Death of Young W’boro Man

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An accidental shooting led to the death of a 20-year-old Waynesboro man on Thursday, December 16th, according to officials from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Shane Fisher released the following statement on Friday:

“On Thursday, December 16, 2021, at approximately 8:27 PM Wayne County dispatch received a call of a gunshot victim being transported to meet emergency medical services. Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and confirmed a single gunshot victim was transported to Wayne Medical Center then onto Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The victim, identified as Blasedon Smith, succumbed to the injuries. The incident is under investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office but preliminary investigation shows the incident to be a tragic accident.”