UPDATE: High School teen identified as victim killed in hunting accident

Associated Press - UPDATE: 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — 15-year-old Alyssa Scott was identified Tuesday morning by the county coroner as the victim killed in a hunting accident Monday evening.

Scott was a student at Oak Grove High School. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said deputies arrived at a report of a shooting in the area of Valley Ford Road and Buford Road around 5 p.m. on Monday. Upon finding the victim suffering from a gunshot wound, authorities transported her to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Information at the scene indicated that the teen and an adult family friend were on a youth hunt at the location, and as they prepared to leave, Scott climbed out of the tree stand. As the friend passed her rifle down, it discharged and struck the teen.


ADGER, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a teenage girl was killed during a hunting accident in Alabama.

News outlets report the 15-year-old was shot in Adger on Monday.

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies say information at the scene indicates the girl and an adult family friend had been on a youth hunt. The girl climbed down from a tree stand while they prepared to leave. As the friend passed down her rifle, it fired and struck the 15-year-old.

The teenager was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her identity has not been released pending family notification.

Chief Deputy Randy Christian says the investigation indicates the shooting was a tragic accident.

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