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The Box Elder County Sheriff's Office on Sunday released the identity of the man accidentally shot and killed by his father in a target shooting incident. Authorities say James Shurtz was killed Saturday from a single round from a .30-caliber rifle.

SNOWVILLE, Box Elder County — The Box Elder County Sheriff's Office released the identity of the man accidentally shot to death by his father during a target shooting incident 20 miles west of Snowville.

Chief Deputy Dale Ward said James Shurtz, 27, was downrange from his father, Glenn, and acting as a spotter when he somehow got into the line of fire and was struck by a single round from a .30-caliber rifle.

The accident happened at 4 p.m. Saturday while the pair was target shooting in a remote area of Box Elder County. There were several targets set up at multiple locations, and the two were shooting in separate areas.

Ward said the father and son were alternating positions, with one shooting while the other acted as the spotter downrange.

The incident remains under investigation.

— Amy Joi O'Donoghue

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