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LA: 13-year-old Kills Dad In Apparent Hunting Accident

October 9, 2010

Teen Kills Dad In Apparent Hunting Accident

A Thibodaux man was shot and killed in an apparent hunting accident, early Saturday.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff, Craig Webre said 37 year-old Jason Labat was squirrell hunting with his 13 year-old son in a wooded area off Hwy 309, near the Silverado bar.

The teen told deputies the gun he was using to hunt with accidentally fired, shooting his father once in the back.

Deputies were dispatched to the area around 7:45 a.m. after the boy called 9-11. The shooting victim died at the scene.

Police Social Services responded to the scene to provide assistance. The investigation is ongoing, but detectives say preliminary indications are that the incident was an accident. Agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are also investigating the incident.

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