Kim Drawdy, thirty, and her young daughter Lauren, who was just nine, were inseparable and shared everything, including her fondness for fishing and hunting. The latter caused them to also die together last Wednesday in a terrible accident when they were mistaken for deer.
Two weeks ago, the girl had hunted her first deer and went out again to shoot prey with her father on New Year's Day, which coincides with the end of the hunting season, as was the tradition in this family of Colleton County in South Carolina.
When they were in the middle of the forest, four hunters mistook them for the prey they believed they had cornered and riddled them with bullets around two-thirty in the afternoon. Kim's brother discussed the event with WCSC, who claimed to be devastated by the tragedy: “When they told me, I couldn't believe it. My heart stopped."
The same way Shirley Williams, a friend of the family, spoke: “It should never have happened… How can it happen that a simple day of hunting becomes such a tragedy? I can not understand it. I don't know how something like this could happen”.
Autopsies will be performed today Sunday at the Medical University of South Carolina. Apparently, when an emergency team arrived at the scene of the crime, so far classified as an accident and under investigation, they followed one of the hunters until they reached a point where they could not continue by car. After walking with the medical team a half mile, they reached the deceased who had died from gunshot wounds.
A Facebook page was created to raise funds for Kim and Lauren's funeral. By Friday, nearly $ 4,000 had already been raised.
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