January 8, 2019

From Emily Enfinger, OANow.com

A 48-year-old Cleveland woman was fatally shot Sunday during a hunting trip near Lake Martin.

Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Donna Duran, in a news release Monday afternoon.

At around 11:36 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office responded to an incident on Centerpoint Road near Chuck’s Marina, south of Dadeville off Highway 50 in Tallapoosa County.

“Initial report was that an individual was removing a rifle from the rear seat of a vehicle when the weapon discharged causing the death of the victim,” the news release said.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation also is awaiting autopsy results from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

‘Very rare’

This incident is the first reported firearm-related hunting fatality in Alabama this calendar year, according to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources chief of enforcement Michael Weathers.


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