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Hunting Accident Leaves 19-Year-Old Dead

October 7, 2003

MORGAN CITY - A 19-year-old man died from an apparent accidental gunshot wound while hunting Saturday on Avoca Island, said St. Mary Parish Sheriff David Naquin.

The Sheriff's Office received a call at 4:23 p.m. Saturday of a hunting accident on Avoca Island. Naquin said that Jacob Gros, 19, of 1026 Tower Tank Road in Stephensville was hunting on Avoca Island when he was accidentally shot by someone in his group. The name of the person who shot Gros was not released.

Gros suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and died from his injuries, Naquin said. The St. Mary Parish Coroner's Office is conducting an investigation. No further information is available at this time, Naquin said.

©The Lafayette Daily Advertiser

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