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Man kills brother while hunting

May 2, 2005, 6:09 PM EDT

FREEVILLE, N.Y. -- Authorities are investigating the death of a South Carolina man who was accidentally shot by his younger brother Monday while hunting for turkey in Tompkins County.

James Carter, 28, was shot by his Michael Carter, 24, shortly before 7 a.m. while they were hunting in a wooded area, according to Woody Erickson of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Erickson said he didn't immediately know why they were hunting in New York.

He said no charges had been filed as of Tuesday. Both me were from Clover, S.C.

Freeville is 38 miles south of Syracuse.

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