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Hunting accident in Tangipahoa Parish.

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Posted: Dec 7, 2013 3:34 PM
Updated: Dec 7, 2013 3:34 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Tangipahoa Parish, hunting accident, Louisiana wildlife agency

LORANGER - Louisiana wildlife agency officers are investigating a deadly hunting accident in Tangipahoa Parish.

The Louisiana 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.

Authorities 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.

LDWF says investigators do not suspect foul play at this time.

The Tangipahoa Coroner will conduct an autopsy.

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