Man dies in hunting accident in Oktibbeha County

Two days into Mississippi’s gun season for deer hunters, a man was killed and two others hospitalized in two shootings.

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan tells The Clarion-Ledger that 32-year-old Doug Childs of Maben was killed Sunday morning while hunting in western Oktibbeha County.

Bryan said Childs was accidentally shot in the chest.

Bryan said the shooting was under investigation and would not offer details about what happened.

In the second case, Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara says 41-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl were hit by stray shotgun pellets around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Brisolara said the two were shot while horseback riding on public land managed by the U.S. Forestry Service. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Associated Press