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2 West Virginia hunters killed in first days of deer season

(WHSV)
Published: Nov. 22, 2017 at 1:14 PM EST
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UPDATE (6 p.m. Nov. 22):

West Virginia authorities say a 20-year-old hunter was killed on the opening day of the state's deer season with firearms, and a second hunter died after his all-terrain vehicle rolled over a day later.

The Division of Natural Resources says Kenneth Franklin Lafferty III died Monday while hunting with a rifle near his home in Wetzel County's New Martinsville. Described as "a single subject incident," it was under investigation by police.

Authorities say 54-year-old Robert Evick suffered fatal injuries Tuesday in the ATV rollover near his home in Franklin, Pendleton County.

Meanwhile, authorities say a 12-year-old in Braxton County was treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his left toes. He was riding up a hill with his brother on a utility terrain vehicle on Monday holding his brother's rifle.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

West Virginia authorities say a 20-year-old hunter was killed on Monday, the opening day of the state's deer season with firearms.

According to the Division of Natural Resources, Kenneth Franklin Lafferty III, of New Martinsville in Wetzel County, died while hunting with a rifle.

Described as "a single subject incident," it was under investigation by DNR police. Further information wasn't immediately available.

In another incident, authorities say a 12-year-old in Braxton County was receiving medical treatment for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his left toes. He was riding up a hill with his brother on a utility terrain vehicle on Monday holding his brother's rifle.