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Louisiana man killed in Miss. hunting accident

4 years 11 months 5 days ago Monday, December 15 2014 Dec 15, 2014 December 15, 2014 4:42 AM December 15, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

HAMBURG, MS - Mississippi deputies say a 63-year-old Louisiana man was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow hunter.

Franklin County Sheriff James Newman says Rick Kennedy, of Vidalia, died after being shot by 52-year-old Danny Richards, of Natchez, Friday morning.

Newman says the shooting happened at a hunting club in the northwest corner of Franklin County off Highway 33 North.

Newman said Saturday that both men belong to the same hunting club, but they were hunting separately. He says neither one apparently realized the other was in the area.

Investigators say Kennedy was not wearing protective orange hunting gear. Newman says Kennedy's vest was found on a nearby hunting stand.

The sheriff says evidence suggests the shooting was an accident.

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