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Teen killed in Franklin County hunting accident

Posted September 6, 2010 11:10 p.m. EDT

— An 18-year-old man was killed Monday afternoon while hunting near Louisburg, according to Lt. John Reams of the state Wildlife Resources Commission.

Reams said an uncle and nephew were hunting near Rocky Ford when the uncle swung his gun to shoot a dove. The gun went off at the base of the nephew's head, killing him instantly, Reams said.

An autopsy will be performed on the teen’s body at the Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill.

More details, including the identity of the victim, haven't been released.