COTTAGEVILLE — The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office on Friday was investigating the death of a teen found to have suffered a gunshot wound.

Officials received a 911 call at 2:48 p.m. Friday from a female at a Rehoboth Road residence stating that she found her brother with a fatal gunshot wound.

The victim is a 17-year-old male whose name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident might be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but is being worked as a homicide until it can be confirmed as a suicide, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

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