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William Campbell, 45, of Butler, died from a gunshot wound to the chest
this morning in Oakland Township
Dec 3, 2004 2:45 pm US/Eastern
For the second time this week, a hunter has died in an apparent hunting
accident. A bullet struck and killed a Butler County man while he was
hunting along Route 38 in Oakland Township near the Oneida Valley Dam around
10am this morning.
Officials say William Campbell, 45, of Butler, died from a gunshot wound
to the chest. Campbell was hunting with two other people at the time.
At this point, authorities are not commenting on the circumstances
surrounding the shooting.
The Game Commission is investigating.
The deadly shooting comes just days after another hunter died from a
gunshot wound in Armstrong County.
Officials say Dean Baker, 45, died Tuesday after his father accidentally
shot him in the chest while the pair hunted in Sugarcreek Township.
First Days of Hunting Season Dangerous
The first five days of hunting season have been particularly dangerous in
the woods around Western Pennsylvania.
On Monday, authorities say a hunter firing at a deer accidentally shot
another hunter in Ford City. The victim was taken to Allegheny General
Hospital where he was listed in fair condition.
The same day in Buffalo Township, Washington County, a stray bullet hit
another hunter in the ankle as he stood in an elevated stand.
In addition to the shooting that killed Dean Baker, four other shootings
marked the second day of deer season; three of which appear to be
A Butler County man accidentally shot himself in the foot Tuesday while
hunting in Plum Creek Township, Armstrong County. Also in Armstrong County,
a Plum Borough man shot himself, then fell out of his tree stand. He's being
treated at UPMC Presbyterian. Likewise, in Lawrence County, authorities say
an unidentified hunter shot himself in the wrist.
In Elizabeth Township, a McKeesport man, got in the line of fire of
another hunter when a bullet apparently ricocheted off some trees and grazed
his side. He was not seriously injured.