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IA: Hunter accidentally shoots partner, kills self

Associated Press
6:48 PM CDT, September 18, 2008

WOOLSTOCK, Iowa - Police say a man accidentally shot and killed his hunting partner in Wright County on Thursday, then committed suicide shortly after leading police to the body.

Officers were notified Thursday morning that a man had accidentally shot his partner in a public hunting area north of Woolstock. The hunter took authorities to a heavily wooded area where the first shooting had occurred. While officers were searching for that victim, the second hunter died of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound.

Officers were close by when the second shooting occurred. Authorities said that no shots were fired by officers.

Police say there are no indications of foul play at this time. Both men have been identified, but their names are being withheld until their families have been notified. Wright County Sheriff Paul Schultz said the men were hunting squirrels.

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