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Man Dies In Gun-Club Accident

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COLEBROOK, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say a man who was participating in field-dog training at a Connecticut gun club has been fatally shot.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman Dwayne Gardner says the 65-year-old man from Litchfield was shot Sunday afternoon in Colebrook and pronounced dead at a hospital. Gardner says the man was being trained at the Harwinton Rod & Gun Club when the shooting occurred.

DEEP is leading the investigation.

Gardner said that hunting and the discharge of firearms are not allowed on Sundays in Connecticut. He says the DEEP issues special permits to facilities that allows dog trials on Sunday, along with discharge of firearms. Gardner says part of the investigation will be to determine if the facility had an appropriate permit.

Colebrook is located about 25 miles northwest of Hartford.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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