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November 24, 2011

OSBI: Man shot, left for dead

TAHLEQUAH — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a 73-year-old Wagoner man was shot and left for dead at the Fort Gibson Wildlife Management Area shooting range Thanksgiving morning.

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office requested OSBI assistance with the shooting and "attempted murder" of Kenneth Wallace Payne. Authorities said Payne was sighting in several of his guns around 7:30 a.m. when someone shot him multiple times and left him for dead.  Payne was able to call a family member on his cell phone for help.     At least four guns were stolen from Payne, along with a portable tool chest. Payne lived only a few miles away from where the incident took place.  The OSBI is asking anyone with information about this shooting to call 1-800-522-8017. Details on Payne 's condition were not released.

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