Sabine Parish hunting accident leaves 1 dead

SABINE PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A Sabine Parish man is dead after being caught in the line of fire between a hunter and a deer over the weekend.

Officials say on Saturday, November 20 around 3:00 p.m. the Sabine Parish Coroner's Office was contacted in reference to a gunshot victim who showed up at the Sabine Medical Center.

The victim who died shortly after arriving at the hospital has since been identified as 46-year-old Anthony W. Sepulvado of Zwolle.

According to Ron Rivers, the assistant coroner, Sepulvedo suffered a gunshot wound to the right side of his body.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Sepulvedo was struck with multiple pellets from a 12-gauge shotgun using 00 buckshot.

It is unclear if the men were wearing hunter orange at the time. The color is required for anyone hunting wildlife during the open firearms deer hunting season and possessing a buckshot.

Wildlife and Fisheries officials say they have interviewed the shooter to gather some insight into how the incident occurred.

Autopsy results are pending and the shooting is still under investigation.

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