Teen Killed in Shooting Incident Near Walhalla Identified


The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing an investigation into a fatal shooting. It happened on Trillium Drive last Thursday night just before 8:00 pm when a 17 year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Coroner Karl Addis identified the victim as Edward Lee Eastmead. Investigators said he was visiting friends and was handling a handgun when it accidentally discharged.


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A 17 year-old male from Walhalla was the victim of a shooting in Mountain Rest and now the incident is under investigation, that according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said that it happened just before 8:00 pm Thursday night as the as yet unnamed victim was visiting a friend at a Trilluim Drive address. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed today.