Hunter struck by stray pellet in New Kent County

NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - Members of the Barhamsville Hunt Club were hunting off of Mount Nebo Road Saturday when a hunter walked towards a shooter as he was discharging his gun to shoot a deer.

A stray pellet struck the hunter.

The shooter took the victim to the fire department where he was later transported to the hospital for treatment.

It happened around 2 p.m. and both hunters were wearing blaze orange.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries investigated the shooting and a spokesperson said no charges will be filed.

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