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Hunter says shooting was no accident

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A man shot in the leg and hand says the shooter took careful aim from about 500 feet away before pulling the trigger.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The victim of a Thanksgiving Day shooting in Gambetta says a man with a rifle targeted him intentionally.
Larry Lundy, speaking on the phone while recovering at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, told The Gazette he had set up his blind along the power lines to watch for deer passing through the open right of way on Nov. 25.
Lundy wore blaze orange and his blind was open at the time.
He watched a pickup go over a hill in the area and out of sight. Later Lundy saw a man walking over the hill.
The man was on posted property, wearing no orange whatsoever.
Lundy picked up his binoculars and looked at the man through them.
"I looked at him and he was looking at me through his rifle scope with his gun pointed straight at me," Lundy said.
He figured the man had seen his orange and knew that he was hunting.
The person later retrieved his dark colored pickup and pulled it up on a dirt road that led back to Gambetta Road, pointed toward the road.
"He positioned it so he could get out real quick," Lundy said.
That was about 555 yards from Lundy.
"He opened up his driver's door, he got out and got down on his knees," Lundy said. "He took real slow, careful aim."
Lundy saw his thigh explode with a gunshot and lost one of his fingers. He has no doubt the man had shot to kill him.
Taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Lundy has had two surgeries since, but says he will be fine.
Though he may have given the investigators the impression that two men were involved — as reported previously in The Gazette — Lundy believes that he only saw one man that day, after thinking about it.
Lundy wanted to make the public aware about what happened to him. "I just want people out there to watch, so it won't happen again."

Conservation police officers from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries are investigating the incident. They have advised anyone with information to call 1-800-237-5712.