WASHINGTON — A California man visiting the area for the holiday weekend died after accidentally shooting himself in the face during a hunting accident in Frederick County, Maryland.
The incident happened at around 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Maryland Natural Resources Police said the man, Vincent Cavallo, 32, of Altadena, California, was hunting with his uncle on private land near Camp David when he slipped or dropped his rifle, causing it to discharge.
Police said the uncle was not injured.
A police spokeswoman said Cavallo had taken a firearms safety course, The Associated Press reported.
Saturday was the opening day of this year’s season for hunting deer with firearms.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.