Cherokee Co. man killed in pistol accident

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - 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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