IA: Hunter accidentally shoots partner, kills self
6:48 PM CDT, September 18, 2008
WOOLSTOCK, Iowa - Police say a man accidentally shot and killed his
hunting partner in Wright County on Thursday, then committed suicide
shortly after leading police to the body.
Officers were notified Thursday morning that a man had accidentally
shot his partner in a public hunting area north of Woolstock. The hunter
took authorities to a heavily wooded area where the first shooting had
occurred. While officers were searching for that victim, the second
hunter died of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Officers were close by when the second shooting occurred. Authorities
said that no shots were fired by officers.
Police say there are no indications of foul play at this time. Both
men have been identified, but their names are being withheld until their
families have been notified. Wright County Sheriff Paul Schultz said the
men were hunting squirrels.
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