One killed, one hurt in hunting accidents

November 25, 1990|By Susan Schoenberger

A 39-year-old Pennsylvania hunter was shot to death and a Shady Side man critically injured yesterday morning in separate incidents on the opening day of firearms season, authorities said.

Department of Natural Resources police said Edward Nelson Hubner, 39, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., was shot from behind in the left shoulder with a high-powered rifle about 9:30 a.m. while hunting on private property near New Market in Frederick Coun

ty. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said it was not clear who shot Mr. Hubner, who was hunting with two companions. Mr. Hubner was not wearing the fluorescent orange color required by law for hunters, DNR police said.

Also yesterday, a 27-year-old Shady Side man was shot in the shoulder while hunting deer on the Eastern Shore.

DNR police said Keith David Hall was hunting on a private farm in Henderson in Caroline County about 8:30 a.m. when he was shot in the right shoulder by William R. Foster, 21, of Lothian, one of his two hunting companions.

Mr. Hall was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in critical but stable condition last night.

DNR police said Mr. Foster reported seeing movement in the brush about 70 yards away when he fired. Mr. Hall was wearing orange hunter's clothing, but it had faded to brown and was no longer fluorescent, police said.

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