Edward Allen Raynor age 28 of Benson NC was fatally shot while deer hunting on Christmas Eve in Sampson County. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Enforcement Division is investigating the fatal accident. Mr. Raynor was participating in a deer hunt with hounds as a member of the South River Hunting Club when a fellow member Sanford Smith, accidentally shot and killed him. Multiple sources report that Mr. Raynor was struck in the eye by a shotgun pellet or part of a pellet from Mr. Smith’s shotgun causing the fatal injury. Investigators plan to meet with local prosecutors to determine if charges in this accident are warranted.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all involved in this tragic accident.
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