Man ,19, Dies In Hunting Accident

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 19-year-old man died Saturday morning while hunting geese after a gun accidentally discharged and struck him, Renville County police said.

The accident happened around 9:40 a.m., when police responded to a 911 call that reported a man had been shot a half mile north of Danube, Minn. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found the man dead with a single gunshot wound in his body. He was the only one hurt, police said.

Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable said the group was hunting geese together when one of their guns accidentally discarded and hit the victim.

The victim’s name will be released when his family knows of his death.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

  • Betty LaRue

    I do wish when you opt to post a stock photo with a story, it would have something to do with the particular story. In this case the photo you chose is misleading and certainly these unlucky hunters were not hunting snow geese.

    • NorthWindigo

      What leads you to believe they were not hunting snow geese? It’s perfectly legal, and more than likely was their intended quarry. I’d much rather see the stock photo of what they were hunting than the unfortunate demise of the unlucky hunter.

  • Heather C.

    He was a classmate of mine. R.I.P. Nick..

  • please report with proper wording

    The gun discarded? How about the headliner, the gun stuck. Who is responsible for the wrong words in the headline, and the article itself? This a serious article.

  • insignificant

    someone forgot one o’ the main rules of gun safety…always point ’em in a safe direction….should be manslaughter charges filin’

    • BearskinBob

      Accidents happen. what purpose does trying to put someone in jail for that serve but to ruin yet another life?

  • anti bachmann

    what ever happened to having the safety on

  • JT

    HE is my Cousin Nick. RIP Nick! Love you!!!!

  • mr obvious

    The murder suspect was the geese.

  • mike

    He was hunting with landing zone outfitters….wow were is the responsibility from the outfitting company, who’s responsible…

    • NorthWindigo

      The responsibility belongs to the individual holding the gun.

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