VA: Man Shoots Friend In The Head In Virginia's 19th Hunting-Related Shooting Since September
December 31, 2013
A Disputanta hunter suffered life threatening injuries today when
he was accidentally shot in the head by a fellow hunter shooting at
a moving deer in Sussex County.
The victim, 61, was flown to
VCU Medical Center in Richmond, said Lee Walker, a spokesman for the
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, which is
investigating the incident.
The shooting occurred about 1:40
p.m. during a hunt club outing near U.S. 460 and Georgetown Road
outside of Waverly.
Members of the Waid's Hunt Club were
driving deer with hunting dogs. At one point as a deer was
running through the area, a hunter fired his shotgun and struck the
victim -- who was standing beyond the deer -- in the back of the
The victim, whose name was not immediately released,
was struck by at least one buckshot pellet.
The incident was
the 19th hunting related shooting in Virginia since hunting season
began in early September, Walker said.
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