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Cedar Key man killed in hunting incident

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525

A Cedar Key man was killed in a hunting incident near Rosewood Saturday evening, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.

John Freddrick Alford (DOB 04/10/49) was hunting hogs with a juvenile on private property off State Road 24 in Rosewood.

The two hunters separated during the hunt, investigators said. The juvenile saw several hogs crossing a narrow road just west of his location. He shot one time at the hogs, using a 16-gauge shotgun, loaded with number 1 buckshot.

Alford was approximately 220 feet from the shooter and was hit by the buckshot, investigators stated. He was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

The FWC continues to investigate the incident.


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