Va Deer Hunter Fatally Shoots Son In W.V.

GAP MILLS, W.V. (AP) - A Virginia deer hunter is dead after his father's rifle discharged while being unloaded.

The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. Saturday near Gap Mills in southeastern West Virginia.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says 18-year-old Travis B. Smith of Waynesboro was fatally shot when a rifle discharged as his father, 37-year-old Thomas Scott Wright of Fisherville, Va., was unloading it near the pair's vehicle.

The incident remains under investigation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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