Alex Murdaugh, the scion of a South Carolina legal dynasty, whose wife and younger son were shot to death in June, was shot on a rural road while on his way to Charleston, his lawyer said.
Murdaugh, 53, was shot Saturday on Salkehatchie Road in Hampton County, his lawyer Jim Griffin told the local paper, the Island Packet.
Police sources told WCBD-TV in South Carolina that Murdaugh had been shot in the head.
Alex Murdaugh was on his way to Charleston when he had car trouble and stopped, said Griffin, who told the outlet he’d spoken with another Murdaugh family member about the incident.
Alex Murdaugh has been taken to a Lowcountry hospital, Griffin said.
Griffin said he did not know the extent of Murdaugh’s wounds.
Tommy Crosby, the spokesman for SLED, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, told The Post Saturday his department had been contacted about a Hampton County shooting but did not give the identity of the victim.
Hampton County Sheriff T. C. Smalls told the Island Packet that he could confirm only that “someone has been shot.” He said the office is in the first phase of investigating and can’t yet release any information on the shooting.
Deputies are still on the shooting scene, said Smalls, who would not answer questions about the seriousness of Murdaugh’s injuries.
Alex Murdaugh and his family were the subject of sensational headlines when his wife, Maggie, 52, was shot to death near the dog kennels on the grounds of the family’s hunting lodge. Also gunned down was her and Alex’s troubled 22-year-old son, Paul.
Alex found the bodies at the lodge, called “Moselle,” around 10 p.m. on June 7. The victims were shot multiple times, the coroner said, reportedly with a semi-automatic assault rifle and a shotgun. He ruled the deaths a double homicide.