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WV: Man Involved in Turkey Hunting Accident is Charged

Paul Thorne, Jr., faces negligent shooting charges.

PHILIPPI -- State Police have charged a man who troopers say shot someone last week in a turkey hunting accident in Barbour County.

Paul Thorne Jr., 60, shot Burt Alan Harlan with a 20-gauge shotgun, police said.

It happened on April 24 near Belington while both men were turkey hunting.

Thorne turned himself into police after the incident.

Harlan received non-life threatening injuries from the shooting.

Thorne faces a charge of negligent shooting and has a hearing scheduled in Barbour County Magistrate Court on May 8.

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