LA: Hunter killed in accidental shooting, police say
January 30, 2010
Hunter killed in accidental shooting, police say
DULARGE — A 34-year-old man was killed this morning in what police said
was a hunting accident near Carencro Lake.
Michael Luke, of Dularge, was shot in the head after he stood up in the
line of fire of his 26-year-old cousin, according to a news release from the
Terrebonne Sheriff's Office.
Luke and his cousin were part of a group of four relatives hunting nutria
from an airboat, said Maj. Malcolm Wolfe, a spokesman for the Terrebonne
The cousin, who Wolfe would not identify, was taking aim with a 12-gauge
shotgun at a nutria in the area of Biscuit Bayou, near Carencro Lake about
16 miles west of the Falgout Canal Marina off La. 315.
Deputies were called to a boat launch near Falgout Canal about 9:10 a.m.
Luke was dead when they arrived, Wolfe said.
No charges have been filed, and there is no indication alcohol played a
role in the shooting, Wolfe said. Investigators have ruled the death an
accident and “there is no reason to suspect foul play,” the news release
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