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Charges Filed in Effingham County Shooting
Charges in connection with a September 30 shooting in Effingham County are filed against Byron Mesnard.
County deputies said the 20-year-old fired several shots at a 23-year-old man, hitting him in the backside.
Mesnard also shot himself under the chin. It's not known whether this was accidental.
Authorities said he faces a felony count of aggravated battery involving a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm.
Tonight, Mesnard is being held in the Effingham County Jail. If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison.