Birmingham man shot, killed in apparent hunting accident in Sumter County (Update)

Hunter Collier, 26, of Birmingham, was killed in a hunting accident in Sumter County, Ala., Saturday, January 4, 2014. (Hunter Collier/Facebook)

The victim of a fatal hunting accident last weekend in Sumter County has been identified.

Hunter Collier, 26, of Birmingham, was found unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound in a hunting blind Saturday morning before being taken to area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Doctors believe Collier died from a heart attack moments after being struck by a stray bullet in the left hip. The bullet reportedly hit a major artery, cutting off blood flow to his heart and ultimately causing his death.

Collier was a 2006 graduate of Briarwood Christian School and 2011 graduate of Auburn University.

Funeral plans have been scheduled for Wednesday at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. followed by a service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in honor of Hunter Collier.


A Birmingham man died Saturday after being shot in an apparent hunting accident in Sumter County.

According to the sheriff's office, the incident occurred between 10:30-11 a.m. at a hunting camp off County Road 74, a short distance away from Livingston.

The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of family.

ABC 33/40 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as more information is made available.