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Wis. squirrel hunter accidentally shot to death

  • Associated Press
  • September 25, 2013 - 6:50 PM

TOWN OF HALSEY, Wis. — Authorities say a squirrel hunter was accidentally shot to death near Wausau when another hunter mistook him for a squirrel last weekend.

The Marathon County sheriff's department identifies the victim as 29-year-old Xou Chang of Wausau.

Sheriff Scott Parks tells WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1dKenyh ) that Chang was shot by his friend, a 32-year-old man from Wausau.

The state Department of Natural Resources says Chang was shot in the head after another hunter saw movement and fired.

The sheriff says Chang had two dead squirrels next to him on a stump, and his friend thought he saw movement and fired.

Chang was in a hunting party of three and was shot from about 50 yards away Sunday.

The shooting happened on private land. Autopsy results are pending.

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