PA: Hunter shoots himself dead
November 2, 2009
Greene Co. coroner: Hunter's death an accident
WAYNESBURG, Pa. - A deputy coroner says a hunter died in southwestern
Pennsylvania when he slipped on a log and shot himself in the chest.
Greene County Deputy Coroner Mary Lewis says an autopsy and other
information gathered by state police have confirmed that 53-year-old Mark
Petrun, of Smithfield, died while squirrel hunting on Oct. 26.
State police and Petrun's family discovered his body in a wooded area of
Whiteley Township after he failed to return from hunting. The township is
about 35 miles south of Pittsburgh.
Lewis says Petrun's death was ruled an accident after investigators
determined his gun fired because he slipped.
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