Man Dies in Hunting Accident

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Two days into Mississippi's gun season for deer hunters, a man was killed and two others hospitalized in two shootings.

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan told The Clarion-Ledger that 32-year-old Doug Childs of Maben was accidentally shot in the chest Sunday morning while hunting in western Oktibbeha County.

Bryan said the shooting is under investigation and would not offer details about what happened.

In the second case, Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a 41-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl were hit by stray shotgun pellets around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Brisolara said the two were shot while horseback riding on public land managed by the U.S. Forestry Service. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.


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