Two people were killed Sunday in unrelated hunting accidents, one
in Tallapoosa County, the other in Blount County.
happened just after 6:30 a.m. in the Pineywood community near Lake
Martin. Alexander City police Capt. Mario Hodge identified the
victim as 50-year-old James Raymond Landers.
Hodge said a
hunter was on the property and had set up in his tree stand, ready
to hunt. He was hunting with a gun.
Landers, he said, then
went onto the same property to bow hunt. As Landers was going toward
his tree stand, the other hunter fatally shot him. Landers, Hodge
said, wasn't wearing orange safety reflective clothing.
second fatality happened just before dark in Blount County's
Hopewell community. The Blount County Coroner's Office identified
that victim as Adam Scott Jordan, 37, from Arab.
County Sheriff Loyd Arrington said the victim was among three people
who were hunting together Sunday afternoon. Someone in the group
shot Jordan, and it is believed to be accidental. That is, however,
part of the ongoing investigation.
Last weekend, on Jan. 4, a
Birmingham man was killed in what police believe was a hunting
accident in Sumter County. Hunter Collier, 26, was found dead in his
shooting house. Investigators believe a stray bullet killed Collier.
He was found shot in the in hip, sitting in his chair in the
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