Investigators: Uncle Accidentally Shot 12-Year-Old Hunter
Investigators say a 12-year-old’s uncle accidentally shot and killed the boy in a hunting accident Friday morning.
James Lee Parker was shot in the torso about 100 yards into the woods on state game land near B.W. Wells Recreation Center in Wake Forest. He was hunting with his father, uncle and stepbrother.
Investigators identified James’s uncle, 30-year-old Jason Matthews Parker, of Franklinton, as the shooter, according to WNCT. Parker was using a 12-guage, break-action, single-shot shotgun.