Posted on Fri, Nov. 25, 2005
Green Bay boy fatally shot while hunting
PESHTIGO, Wis. - A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a
14-year-old boy while deer hunting in Marinette County, authorities
The 14-year-old had just participated in a deer drive at a
relative's farm near Coleman and was walking toward a vehicle when he
was shot in the back Thursday afternoon, according to the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources.
The 12-year-old wasn't familiar with the shotgun he was using for
the deer drive and apparently thought the safety was on, the DNR said
in a news release. He was carrying the shotgun while walking with a
group of people and was not trying to shoot deer at the time.
Marinette County Coroner George Smith identified the victim as
Robert J. Slattery of Green Bay. He died while on the way to a
His death was the third fatal shooting accident during the state's
nine-day gun deer season, which ends Sunday.
A man was accidentally shot in Burnett County, and a woman was
accidentally shot in Chippewa County. Both were participating in deer
drives, when hunters walk through fields or woods to drive deer toward
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