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Wisconsin Man Killed in Accident While Hunting With Son

Wisconsin Man Killed in Accident While Hunting With Son

A Wisconsin man died from an accidental gunshot wound to the stomach he received while hunting deer with his young son Friday, according to local authorities, who are still investigating the particulars of the incident.

From this story on GazetteXtra.com:

The Rock County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Patrick Preston, 30, of Beloit, who authorities said was fatally shot Friday while deer hunting with his son.

A resident near the 12000 block of Brandherm Road about eight miles west of Beloit reported an 11-year-old boy had come to the door seeking help for his father, who had been shot in the stomach in a wooded area nearby at about 12:30 p.m. Friday, the Rock County Sheriff's Office reported.

Rock County Coroner Jenifer Keach on Saturday said authorities continue to view the death as a hunting accident, but declined to give further details about the incident, including who may have fired the shot that hit Preston.

The sheriff's office released Preston's identity Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff's deputies responding found Preston in the woods Friday with a gunshot wound to his stomach. Deputies and emergency crews attempted to resuscitate Preston.

He was taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, the sheriff's office reported.

Keach said an autopsy is pending.

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