Hunter Found Dead

JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities in Williamson County say a southern Illinois man died after accidentally shooting himself while hunting.

Coroner Mike Burke says 53-year-old Garry Dawes wounded himself shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday at the Grounds Hunting Club in rural Williamson County.

Burke pronounced him dead a short time later.

The coroner says Dawes apparently was hunting with friends when his gun accidentally discharged.

An autopsy is planned.

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