Whitfield County Sheriff's Office investigating deadly accidental shooting

Image: MGN, Whitfield County Sheriff's Office

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office says a man died following an accidental shooting Monday night. The sheriff's office says it happened at 315 Cobia Way.

Officers identified the victim as Edgar Lee Browning III. Initial investigation by the sheriff's office says Browning was moving a bag that had a firearm inside. The firearm went off inside the bag, hitting Browning in the head. He later died at a nearby hospital.

As of Tuesday morning, the sheriff's office says it's investigating as an accidental shooting. The victim's body has been taken to the GBI crime lab for autopsy.

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