LORANGER - Louisiana wildlife agency officers are investigating a
deadly hunting accident in Tangipahoa Parish.
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a news release that the
incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. on property along Louisiana
Highway 1062 in Loranger.
LDWF identifies the victim as
33-year-old Joseph H. Stevens Jr. of Hammond.
say two people were returning from hunting when they crossed paths
with Stevens at a wire fence. One of the hunters had a rifle slung
over their shoulder. As they squatted down to go under some bushes,
the rifle went off and a bullet struck Stevens.
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