Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

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Virginia hunter killed in accidental shooting

Bedford, Va. (AP) – Bedford County authorities say a 71-year-old
hunter was killed when his shotgun went off accidentally.

Sheriff’s Maj. Ricky Gardner says Elisha Cheek Jr. was groundhog
hunting Tuesday morning when he apparently slipped while climbing a
fence. His shotgun went off and Cheek was struck in the head.

Gardner says Cheek’s wife found his body near their home.

Cheek’s body has been sent to a medical examiner’s office for an
autopsy.

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