NC: Man shot in apparent hunting accident
November 2, 2009
Man shot in apparent hunting accident
LITTLETON — A local hunter was hospitalized Friday with multiple gunshot
wounds after his hunting partner lost sight of him and fired at a deer
running between them, according to authorities.
Miles Brown III, 50, was hunting with a friend near Amos Jones Road,
six-tenths of a mile west of Summit Road near Littleton. According to North
Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Sgt. Carl Hatcher, Brown and his
hunting partner became separated in the dense brush.
When a deer ran between the pair, Brown suffered gunshot wounds to his
chest and right hip when his companion fired at the animal and struck him.
Deputies Merritt and Sealy of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office were
first on the scene, according to Hatcher. The Wildlife Resources Commission
is still investigating the incident and is not releasing the name of the
alleged shooter at this time.
Hatcher reported Brown’s condition was serious but did not appear to be
The weapon used in the incident was a 12-gauge shotgun. Two pellets of
shot struck Brown, four pellets struck the deer, according to investigators.
Authorities located the animal not far from where Brown fell, neither of the
hunting dogs accompanying the pair were injured.
Brown was airlifted for medical treatment and no condition report was
available at press time.
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