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Hunter Fatally Shot After Being Mistaken for a Deer

WHAG-TV, MD

Allegany/Garrett County, MD

Hunter fatally shot after being mistaken for a deer

By Sorboni Banerjee

KLONDIKE, MD DECEMBER 14- A hunting accident near the Allegany County, Garrett County line has left a local man dead. 23-year-old Jeremy Ryan Robertson of Lonaconing was fatally shot when he was mistaken for a deer by another hunter.

Robertson was hunting with three other men at a hunting club in Klondike.

51-year-old Wilbur Gibbs, also of Lonaconing, shot at what he thought was a deer and hit Robertson.

Robertson was declared dead at the scene. He was wearing a black sweatshirt over his orange hunter's vest.

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