Tuesday, January 17, 2006 10:23 AM CST
A Van Wert, Ohio, man hunting at night was accidentally shot to
death by a fellow hunter in Van Wert County on Sunday.
Van Wert County authorities said Trevor Ellerbrock, 27, was using
the recorded sound of rabbit noises to lure a coyote when, instead, he
was shot by one of two other hunters. The incident occurred in a field
off Convoy Road.
He was hit by the bullet in his abdomen and died a short while
later at Van Wert County Hospital.
No criminal charges have been filed in regard to the tragedy.
When he was wounded, Ellerbrock screamed and the other two hunters
— a 36-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy whose names were not
released — ran to assist, using his cell telephone to call for help.
Hunting coyotes at night is reported to be a growing activity.
Authorities say that people who do so are required to use a night
light visible for a quarter of a mile, which the other two men were
using. It is not known if Ellerbrock had such a light.
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