Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 3, 2013

Fancy Gap man fatally shot while deer hunting

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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