AITKIN, Minn. (WCCO) — A hunting accident left a 56-year-old man dead Saturday in Aitkin County.

Police say the man was hunting with a group on family-owned land in Milward Township when he was struck by a bullet. The group sought emergency response from the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office around 1 p.m.

The victim, who will be identified pending autopsy results from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

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