ELKO — Elko County sheriff’s officials say a Carson City man is dead after being accidentally shot by his friend on a hunting trip.
Undersheriff Clair Morris said 48-year-old Stephen James Foley was pronounced dead Friday afternoon at the scene of the incident about 20 miles south of Jackpot.
Morris said four friends were on an elk hunting excursion and were putting their gear in a vehicle to head back to camp. He said 49-year-old Chad Zenor was putting away a rifle when it discharged and a round went through a door and hit Foley in the chest.
Morris said the hunting party tried to give first aid and deputies arrived about 20 minutes after the 911 call, but Foley succumbed to his injuries.
Detectives have ruled the shooting an accident.
“Carson Tahoe Health is devastated by the untimely, accidental death of Steve Foley, RN. Steve was a much loved friend and stellar employee who worked with us for about 15 years, the last five years in the regional medical center Cath Lab,” Carson Tahoe Health said in a press release Monday night. “Our hearts are grieving with this tragic loss and he will be sorely missed. Our sympathies and prayers go out to Steve’s family and friends during this time of unimaginable suffering.”