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Whitfield County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal accidental shooting Monday night

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office is investigating after they say a man accidentally shot and killed himself Monday night at his residence, 315 Cobia Way. Authorities have identified the victim as 44-year-old Edgar Lee Browning III. Investigators say Browning was moving a bag that had a loaded firearm inside it when the firearm discharged, striking Browning in the head. Browning was transported to Hamilton medical Center later where he was pronounced dead. The body has since been taken to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy. LifeForce did respond to the scene but was canceled shortly after by officials.

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