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Altadena Man Killed When His Gun Accidentally Discharges During Maryland Hunting Trip: Authorities

A man from Altadena died Saturday while on a hunting trip in Maryland after his firearm discharged in his face, authorities reported.

Vincent Cavallo, 32, was hunting Saturday morning with his uncle on private land in a rugged and fairly isolated area near Thurmont, Maryland, a spokeswoman for Maryland Natural Resources Police told KTLA. The site is near Camp David, the presidential retreat.

Cavallo either slipped or dropped his rifle, causing it to discharge in his face and kill him, police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said.

Cavallo and his uncle had gone separate ways, and Cavallo’s uncle heard a shot. When he went to check on his nephew, he found him shot.

The call came in to police about 9:35 a.m. on opening day of┬áthis year’s season for hunting deer with firearms, Thomson said.

The investigation into Cavallo’s death remains open.

Thomson said Cavallo had previously taken a firearms safety course in California.

KTLA’s Dottie Evans contributed to this story.