Man shoots and kills his brother while hunting after mistaking him for coyote


Scott and Brian Pickle 
By: Chan Yuan

Police launched an investigation after a man fatally shot his brother during a hunting expedition, according to police in South Carolina.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office said that they are questioning Scott L. Pickle, after being accused of shooting and killing his brother, 30-year-old Brian G. Pickle of Atlanta, Georgia.

Scott told police that on Saturday around 6:00 p.m., he was rushing to shoot a moving object as it was already turning dark and he was getting ready to leave.

Scott fired a shot at what he believed was a coyote. However, he soon found Brian with a gunshot wound to the head. Their father of Arlington Heights, Illinois, also took part in the hunting trip.

So far, no charges have been filed.