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Hunter Accidentally Shoots, Kills Himself

Not clear how 79-year-old's gun went off
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 11, 2014 2:33 PM CST

(Newser) – A coroner says a 79-year-old hunter found dead in the western Pennsylvania woods accidentally shot himself with his own rifle. The body of James Turnbull, of White Township, was discovered by another deer hunter shortly before 5pm yesterday in a wooded area of the township. Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman Jr. says in a news release today that, "Foul play or involvement by another hunter has been ruled out." What's unclear is how the gun went off. The Pennsylvania Game Commission, state police, and the coroner were continuing to investigate. (Read more hunters stories.)

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