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PA - MAN KILLED AND BOY INJURED IN TWO SEPARATE HUNTING ACCIDENTS

12/16/2004

Officials probe hunting accidents

By: Lynn Commero, Fran Maye and Ryan Phillips

Solanco man killed; Quarryville boy injured in two separate mishaps

Two hunters from southern Lancaster County were injured, one fatally, in hunting accidents last week.

Richard Douglas Flood, 45, of Bell Road, Christiana, was killed by a single shot sometime before 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in Colerain Township, and a 15-year-old Quarryville boy was taken out of a thick Mount Joy Township forest Wednesday, Dec. 8 by Northwest EMS after he was shot in what authorities said was a hunting accident.

According to police, Flood, who was dressed in camouflage shirt and pants under an orange hunting vest, was preparing to hunt in an area of fields and woods along Bell Road north of Sproul Road when he was hit in the face by a slug fired from a shotgun. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor from the Lancaster County Coroner's Office.

The shooting occurred at least a half hour before it was legal to hunt deer. Saturday was the last day of the state's two-week season for hunting buck with rifle or shotgun.

Police and state game officials are still determining whether to file criminal charges against the shooter, who told authorities he confused the man for a deer. It was pitch black at the time he fired the shot.

The hunter, whose name has not been released, went to a nearby home to call an ambulance, police reported. Authorities are awaiting autopsy results and consultation with the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office.

But charges have been lodged in another hunting mishap, which took place Wednesday, Dec. 8. An Elizabethtown resident who accidentally shot his teenage nephew in Mount Joy Township last week has been charged with not having a hunting license.

Investigators from the Pennsylvania State Game Commission said Krist K. Stoltzfus, 35, is being charged with not having a hunting license after he accidentally shot his nephew, Christian S. Zook, a 15-year-old Quarryville resident, in a thick patch of woods off Forest Lane.

Get the complete story in this week's Solanco Sun Ledger

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