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Shooting death ruled accidental

UPDATE:

The shooting death of Timothy Kevin Hall was ruled accidental today.

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries presented their findings to Louisa Commonwealth Attorney Tom Garrett, who made his decision based on the physical evidence and a review of the scene.

On speaking on the decision Garrett said “our hearts and prayers go out to the family and this was a tragic accident.”

Here’s an earlier story:

BY KEITH EPPS

A 49-year-old Spotsylvania County man was killed Saturday in a hunting accident in the Lake Anna area.

Timothy Kevin Hall of Comfort Lane was on private property in Louisa County when he was shot in the head about 3 p.m., conservation police officer Mark Shull said.

The state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is continuing an investigation, Shull said, but no foul play is suspected. It remained unclear yesterday how Hall ended up in the line of fire.

According to Shull, Hall was on an excursion with a group of a dozen or so deer hunters when the incident took place.

Most of group was lined up in strategic positions along a road waiting for deer, but Hall somehow ended up in the woods.

Shull said authorities have narrowed the possible shooters to two. He said neither could have seen Hall when the fatal shot was fired, as he was about 100 yards away with thick brush in between.

At least 10 minutes passed before anyone knew Hall had been shot, Shull said. He was found after attempts to reach him on his radio were unsuccessful.

Hall was dead at the scene.

The Hall shooting was one of at least two hunting accidents in the area on Saturday.

The other occurred in King George County off U.S. 301 in the Port Conway area, according to authorities.

Garland Anderson, 37, was accidentally shot by Edward Daniel Makely, 36, when a deer ran between them. Anderson and Makely were in the same hunt party.

Anderson was treated for buckshot wounds at Mary Washington Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Conservation police officers are investigating the incident. No other information was available last night.

–Free Lance-Star outdoors columnist Ken Perrotte contributed to this report.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

Email: kepps@freelancestar.com

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