Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Father’s accidental rifle discharge kills son

This is the second such accident this fall. The first happened in Idaho; this one happened here in West Virginia. Another family needs our thoughts and prayers.

From the Associated Press:

GAP MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia deer hunter is dead after his father’s rifle discharged while being unloaded.
The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. Saturday near Gap Mills in southeastern West Virginia.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says 18-year-old Travis B. Smith of Waynesboro was fatally shot when a rifle discharged as his father, 37-year-old Thomas Scott Wright of Fisherville, Va., was unloading it near the pair’s vehicle.
The incident remains under investigation.