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TX: Hunter killed while duck hunting

January 18, 2010

New details about man accidentally killed by friend while duck hunting

A justice of the peace has released the name of a man who died when he was accidentally shot by a friend while the two were duck hunting at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area.

Justice of the Peace Robert Morgan says Matthew Jansen, 30, of Houston, was killed Sunday morning while he was duck hunting with a 28-year-old friend from Orange County.

According to Morgan, the pair had gone duck hunting early Sunday morning at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area in south Jefferson County. Jansen was accidentally shot with a 12 gauge shotgun while the two friends were shooting at a flock of ducks, according to Judge Morgan. Jansen's friend called 9-1-1 to report the shooting.

Investigators say the shooting was an accident and no charges have been filed.

Morgan said Jansen was married and has a two month old child.

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