A Cedar Key man was killed in a hunting incident near Rosewood Saturday evening, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.
John Freddrick Alford, 63, was hunting hogs with a juvenile on private property off State Road 24 in Rosewood.
The two hunters separated during the hunt, investigators said. The juvenile saw several hogs crossing a narrow road just west of his location. He shot one time at the hogs, using a 16-gauge shotgun, loaded with No. 1 buckshot.
Alford was approximately 220 feet from the shooter and was hit by the buckshot, investigators stated. He was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
FWC continues to investigate the incident.