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NC: Teenager fatally shot after gun goes off in hunting accident

Teenager fatally shot after gun goes off in hunting accident

February 23, 2011

A 14-year-old boy died Tuesday after an apparent accidental shooting in the wooded area near Inman Road in Ash, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

David Purifoy, of 5896 Kingtown Road, was taken to the Brunswick Community Hospital after deputies responded to the area around 3:47 p.m. and found him injured by a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives are assisting North Carolina Wildlife in this incident and it appears to be accidental in nature at this time, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

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