Sheriff: Man fatally shot by hunting partner

Published 9:15 am Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TOWN OF SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Authorities report a man was accidentally shot and killed by his hunting partner in Douglas County.

Sheriff’s officials said the shooting happened about 5 p.m. Monday in the town of Superior — a few miles east of the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.

Deputies and fire and rescue personnel used machinery to cut brush and an all-terrain vehicle to get access to the victim in the woods.

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The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Identities have not been released.