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NC - Man shot during hunting trip

Monday, April 30, 2007

The sheriff's office and wildlife authorities are investigating what appears to be an accidental shooting during a hunting trip.

Dudley Ivan Gore, 63, was shot in the upper leg and torso Saturday by his hunting partner ,William Henry Oakley, 60, according to a sheriff's office report. The two men were turkey hunting outside Madison when the shooting happened.

Gore, of 679 Bailey Road, heard a turkey and moved from his position in an attempt to circle behind the bird, unbeknownst to Oakley, of 1577 Martin Farm Road. Oakley shot the turkey, and some of the birdshot from his 12-gauge shotgun struck Gore.

Both men were taken to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. Oakley complained of chest pains.

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office say that "although the incident appears to be accidental" a detective and N.C. Wildlife officer are investigating.

Neither Gore nor Oakley's condition was immediately available.


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