Cops: Man shoots at 8 after discussion about death

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Updated Monday, May 6 at 2:00 PM

WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) -- Investigators say a man has been charged with eight counts of attempted murder after he started shooting at people discussing what they would do after he died. 

Oconee County sheriff's deputies said 63-year-old James Webb was being held down by his daughter when officers arrived around 5:15 a.m. Saturday. Investigators found several guns and shotgun shells around Webb, and he had a pistol in his pocket.  

No one was hurt. 

Authorities say several of the targeted victims were drinking with Webb several hours before the shooting and talking about what they should do when he dies and how they would like to buy his land. 

Deputies say Webb shot at the home where the victims were.  

He was in the county jail. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.
 

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