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Accidental shooting kills former Plant City commissioner

Published:   |   Updated: February 11, 2014 at 09:16 AM

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PLANT CITY — A retired dentist who served four years on the city commission died Monday of an apparent accidental gunshot, Plant City police said.

Officers were called to James R. Hoover's Sandalwood Drive home about 12:30 p.m., police Sgt. Tray Towles said. Hoover was reportedly handling a gun when it fired, said Towles, who had no other details.

Hoover, 72, served on the city commission from 1978-1982.

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