Cherokee County authorities say an accidental shooting has claimed the life of 22-year-old Matt Hawkins, described by family and friends as an aspiring race car driver.
Sheriff's spokesman Jay Baker says Hawkins of Ball Ground was handling a 9mm pistol Saturday when it went off, killing him.
No foul play was suspected.
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