South Carolina has added death by firing squad as a new method of execution amid low supply of lethal injections.
The US state is one of 27 that enforces the death penalty for guilty serious offenders, but has previously only had an electric chair or lethal injection for inmates to choose from.
ABC reports politicians in South Carolina have voted to add a firing squad to the state's existing execution methods, in a 66-43 vote back in March.
The state will be the fourth to allow a firing squad as a form of execution.
Director of South Carolina Corrections, Bryan Stirling, says he will assemble a new firing squad and look to Utah for expertise, but said "we're not going to just line people up and shoot someone"
The South Carolina bill retains lethal injection as the primary method of execution if the state has the drugs available.