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