According to a Jim Griffin, a family friend to the Murdaugh’s, Alex Murdaugh was shot in the head while he was fixing a flat tire on the side of the road, by an unidentified suspect who was inside a passing pick-up truck, in Hampton County, South Carolina.
The 53-year-old prominent lawyer of South Carolina, was airlifted to the Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah for treatment and has since talked to family members over the phone, according to multiple sources.
In a statement released on Saturday evening, the Murdaugh family said that they expected the 53-year-old to make a full recovery but said that they had “suffered through more than anyone family can ever imagine”.
According to report, Alex Murdaugh’s wife Margaret, 52, and his son 22-year-old Paul were found dead on June 7th near dog kennels on the family’s property in Islandton in Colleton County. Both had suffered gunshot wounds, prompting state investigators to classify the case as a double homicide.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is still investigating the double killing and has not made any arrests, reports states.
Alex Murdaugh reportedly pledged a $100,000 reward for information leading to a conviction against whoever killed his wife and son, while his brothers said that the family was “hurting” in the wake of the double murder.
At the time of the double murder, Murdaugh’s son Paul was awaiting trial on charges related to boating under the influence and killing a 19-year-old woman in 2019.
Paul Murdaugh was shot in the arm and the head with a shotgun, while his mother Margaret was shot with an assault rifle, reports says.
The double murder incident took place in a small town made up of around 70 residents and has provoked national interest due to the fact that the Murdaugh have formed a legal dynasty in the area over the past 80 years.
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