MO: man killed in hunting accident
October 3, 2010
Poplar Bluff man killed in Wednesday hunting accident
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- A 76-year-old Poplar Bluff, Mo., resident died
Wednesday in an apparent accidental shooting while he was hunting in Wayne
Lowell G. Fleming was found by neighbors midafternoon, according to Wayne
County conservation agent Brian Towe, who responded to the scene off Route
A, about a mile west of U.S. 67.
Fleming, according to Wayne County conservation agent Mic Plunkett, was
struck in the left leg with a single shot from his Remington 12-gauge
shotgun while he was either mounting or dismounting his ATV, resulting in a
fatal loss of blood.
"There's still speculation as far as what exactly happened," Plunkett
said. "We don't know if he was getting on or off the ATV when the gun
The shooting occurred between 6 and 7 a.m., based on when the shot was
heard, according to Towe.
Plunkett said a spent shotgun shell was found on the ground near Fleming,
and another was found in the firearm. He said it appears Fleming tried to
stop the bleeding by using a bungee cord wrapped around his leg.
"We're still looking at all the details," he said.
This is the third hunting-related accident in the last month in the
Department of Conservation's Southeast Region, according to Towe. The two
others involved dove hunters.
A 14-year-old archery hunter was killed Thursday in St. Louis in another
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