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Inverness man killed, son, 15, wounded in hunting accident

November 22, 2011

From ChicagoTribune.com

An Inverness man was killed and his 15-year-old son was injured in a deer hunting accident over the weekend in Jo Daviess County, officials said today.

The shooting happened Saturday at about 5:33 a.m. at 17630 U.S. Highway 20 in East Dubuque, according Jo Daviess County Sheriff Kevin Turner.

John Hanlon, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene and his son had been injured after they were shot by from a 12-gauge shotgun, officials said.

The teen was treated for his injuries and released from Finely Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, Turner said.

Kelly G. Jackson, 53, of East Dubuque, was charged by state conservation police with misdemeanor reckless conduct because he fired his gun an hour ahead of legal shooting hours, said Chris McCloud, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Everyone involved was hunting deer and had proper licenses and permission to be on the property, McCloud said. Jackson was not in the same hunting party as Hanlon and his son, Turner said.

The shooting remains under investigation and has been turned over to the Jo Daviess County State's Attorney, Turner IL: said.

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