N.D. man, 70, killed in apparent accidental shooting near NW. Minn. lake

  • Associated Press
  • July 4, 2014 - 2:48 PM

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Authorities in northwestern Minnesota say a North Dakota man has died in an apparent accidental shooting.

Becker County authorities responded Thursday night to a call of a shooting near Floyd Lake. Deputies were told that two people were handling a .38 special handgun when it fired.

A KFGO-AM report ( ) says 70-year-old Arthur Martel, of Bismarck, North Dakota, was shot in the chest. He was taken to a hospital in Detroit Lakes, where he died.

The Becker County sheriff's office is investigating.

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