A 24-year-old North Carolina man died in a “hunting incident” that remains under investigation in the mountains of Burke County, law enforcement officials say.
It happened Monday, Nov. 20, in the Adventist Circle area northwest of Morganton, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Morganton is about 75 miles northwest of Charlotte.
“Upon arrival, deputies located 24-year-old Ethan Hahn of Hildebran with a gunshot wound,” the sheriff’s office said.
“Hahn was pronounced deceased on the scene,” deputies said. “No foul play is suspected.”
Details on Hahn’s injuries and how he was shot were not released.
Adventist Circle is an unpaved loop road in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, northeast of Lake James State Park. Maps show the road encircles farm fields and is surrounded by wilderness.
Hahn’s home in the Hildebran area is about 35 miles southeast of Adventist Circle.