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Man dies after being shot in the head while hunting in Nightmute

Alaska State Troopers said a minor shot Joseph George in the head at close range as a goose...
Alaska State Troopers said a minor shot Joseph George in the head at close range as a goose flew by.(KTUU)
Published: Apr. 28, 2021 at 12:33 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers said an 18-year-old man was killed in a hunting accident in Nightmute on Monday.

Troopers received a call about the hunting accident around 7:20 p.m., according to an online dispatch.

In an email, AST spokesperson Gretchen Weiss-Brooks said Joseph George and a minor were geese hunting with another friend. While hunting, troopers said a minor shot George in the head at close range as a goose flew by.

Weiss-Brooks said no suspicious activity is suspected, and currently, no charges nor citations have been filed.

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