Gambler Dealt Bad Hand in Clinton

Aces-n-Eights!

A mid-morning card game, a welcher and a gun. Just another day in Clinton, South Carolina pardner!

CLINTON, S.C. — A man was shot three times during a card game in Clinton on Friday, witnesses said.

The shooting happened at 1311 S. Bell St. 11:30 a.m.

Witnesses said that between six and eight people were at the home, playing cards. They said that one of the men would not pay his losses and another man threatened him with a gun. They said that the man rushed at the gunman and the gunman fired three shots.

A second man jumped through a window to get away from the shooting, witnesses said.

The man who was shot was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where he was expected to recover.

Another man was arrested.

Seems to me that low down, yellow belly should have slapped leather and pulled his barkin’ irons if he was a’ gonna be closed fisted after a friendly game o’ Faro.

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