After arriving on scene, the victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
“He was going to light it and as soon as he lit it, the fuse just went and it ignited the gunpowder,” he said.
Deputies responded to a call of shots fired just after 9 p.m. Friday at 609 East Levi Lee Road in Leesburg.
Last year, Brian Krause took top honors with a distance of 80 feet, 8 inches.
This year’s event has a little something for everyone, including a kids zone.
According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred near mile marker five on Interstate 865 westbound.
The NHSA says nearly 20 percent of the pedestrians killed in the U.S. in 2012 were involved in hit-and-run crashes.
The fire occurred in the 1100 block of Eugene Street in a two story vacant residence structure.