A Reston man has died after being accidentally shot in the head during target practice on a southern Maryland farm.
A Virginia man was accidentally shot in the head and later died from the injury while he and two other men were target shooting at a St. Leonard farm before sunrise on June 17."Tragic" is just about the only word that fits.
The three men, all of whom live outside Calvert County, were shooting at a farm on Garrity Road in St. Leonard when George Frederick Noble, 23, of Reston, Va., was shot in the head with a .22 caliber rifle while he and two friends were practicing shooting at targets, a Calvert Investigative Team (CIT) press release stated.
Sgt. Sciana Roach of CIT assumed the investigation, and, at this time, the shooting appears to have been accidental, although it is still under investigation.
Commander of CIT, Lt. Steve Jones, said "[Alcohol] was not an attributing factor."
They were shooting at bottles on a family member's farm, and they were far enough away from any buildings and not disturbing the peace, he said.
"It was a tragic event," Jones said.