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Shotgun accident kills man

Monday, February 10, 2003

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Charleston assistant football and basketball coach was killed when a gun accidentally discharged.

Keith Anderson, 23, was killed about noon Sunday in an accident in Cape Girardeau.

According to reports, Anderson was cleaning an office at 801 Progress in Cape Girardeau when he returned to his vehicle and began removing a loaded shotgun from the backseat. Apparently the gun became entangled with a shirt on a hanger. As Anderson pulled the gun, it discharged and Anderson was shot in the chest.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department was called to the scene where Anderson was pronounced dead.

Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.