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WI - Teen dies after being shot by member of hunting party

Teen dies after being shot by member of hunting party

Associated Press - November 18, 2007 11:35 PM ET

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) - Authorities in Waushara County say an 18-year-old deer hunter from the Saxeville area died this morning after apparently being shot by a member of his hunting party.

The fatality marks the first reported shooting mishap of the 9-day gun deer season.

Authorities say David Ruck died at a Neenah hospital today.

Deputies responded to a report about 8:40 a.m. that a hunter had been shot on private property in the Town of Saxeville in the northwestern part of Waushara County.

The sheriff says Ruck was shot in the upper leg and inner groin. The shooter told investigators he mistook Ruck for a deer.

The sheriff's department and state Department of Natural Resources are investigating.

Information from: The Post-Crescent, http://www.postcrescent.com

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