Hunter accidentally shot, killed in Franklin County - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Hunter accidentally shot, killed in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) -  A hunter was fatally shot Friday morning in Franklin County.

64 year-old Rickey Kennedy of Vidalia, Louisiana was shot by an unidentified hunting partner at a hunting camp near Highway 33 North and Old Hamburg Road. That's in the western part of the county.

Officials say he had removed his 'hunter's orange' and was not wearing it at the time of the shooting.

A representative of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife says their investigation is continuing, but the preliminary findings indicated this was a case of a hunter simply not properly identifying his target.

It is the first fatal hunting accident this year in Mississippi.

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