Posted on Wed, Nov. 09, 2005
A Pequot Lakes, Minn., man died Tuesday night after he was shot
while hunting deer in central Minnesota, the Crow Wing County
sheriff's office said. Authorities said the shooting most likely was
Tuesday's death was the second reported in Minnesota since
Saturday, when the firearms deer-hunting season began.
Deputies located the 39-year-old man, who had suffered an apparent
gunshot wound to the chest, about 9:45 a.m. in northwest Crow Wing
County. He died about 8:30 p.m. at St. Cloud Hospital, the sheriff's
office said. His name was not immediately released.
Sheriff Eric Klang said it appeared the man was shot by someone in
his hunting party.
The victim was flown to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd,
Minn., and then transferred to St. Cloud, Minn.
Saturday morning, a 48-year-old Evansville, Minn., woman was
accidentally shot and killed while deer hunting near Ashby in western
Shelley Denece Burgess was shot in the hip area by another person
in her hunting party, Grant County Sheriff Dwight Walvatne said. She
died at the scene.
— Associated Press
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