Hunter shot, in critical condition

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A Galax man is in critical condition after an accidental shooting in Grayson County on Saturday.

Lt. Rex Hill of the Virginia Department of Inland Fisheries said Jose Lopez-Cruz, 36, was part of a group that was hunting for deer on Andrews Farm in Grayson County.

Hill said Lopez-Cruz was not hunting, but was coming up on the group when Edward Culler, 55, mistook him for a deer.

Lopez-Cruz was airlifted to North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, where he was listed in critical condition Monday afternoon.

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