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.