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Cops: Death of Lee County hunter was no accident

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SANFORD, N.C. (AP) - Investigators say a hunter who died three days after he was wounded in Lee County was shot at fairly close range.

Lee County sheriff's Capt. Jeff Johnson told WRAL-TV (http://bit.ly/V7wH9Q ) that investigators think whomever shot 26-year-old Robert Devitto knew they were shooting at a person.

Johnson says the shooting doesn't appear to be an accident and some evidence shows Devitto may have gotten into a confrontation with another hunter.

Friends found Devitto on Dec. 18 with buckshot wounds to his face and chest after he did not return home from duck hunting alone on state wildlife game lands. He died three days later.

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Information from: WRAL-TV, http://www.wral.com

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