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Fancy Gap man fatally shot while deer hunting

Thursday - 1/3/2013, 8:07am  ET

FANCY GAP, Va. (AP) - State wildlife officials are investigating a fatal hunting accident in Carroll County.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says a juvenile mistook 50- year-old Sanford Ray Semones of Fancy Gap for a deer and shot him with a .50-caliber muzzleloader.

The department tells media outlets that Semones and the juvenile were hunting on private property when the shooting occurred Tuesday evening.

No criminal charges are planned.


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