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Hungry Horse Man Dies from Accidental Gunshot
Man thought the gun was empty when he pulled the trigger
A Hungry Horse man is dead after playing with a revolver he thought was unloaded and accidentally shooting himself in the stomach.

According to the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, Donald McPheeters, 54, was playing with a .22-caliber magnum revolver on Oct. 24 with the belief that it was unloaded. McPheeters pointed the gun at himself and pulled the trigger, and the gunshot hit him in the abdomen.

Medical personnel were dispatched, but McPheeters died at the scene. Investigators say alcohol was a factor in this incident.
 
On 10-26-12, Clarity commented....
Very tragic. Sending prayers for his family.  Scary thing guns and alcohol.  How many hunters are also drinking before, during and after their activities… There are accidents every single year. I wish it were different.
 
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