Hunting Accident Is To Blame For Weekend Shooting

A hunting accident may be to blame for a deadly weekend shooting, but the case remains under investigation.

Officials with the Johnson County Sheriff's office say 42-year-old Harrison Butcher of West Virginia was squirrel hunting with his uncle Sammy Preece when the shooting happened.

Investigators say the two men were hunting in a wooded area off Kentucky Route 40, just before nine Sunday morning when a gunshot was heard.

Police say Butcher was later found shot in the torso.

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