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Burnett County Shooting Victim's Name Released


Hunting has finished for the opening weekend of the gun-deer hunt, and at least three people have been shot.

One, 66-year-old Dale McDowell from Danbury, was killed yesterday afternoon in a state forest in Webb Lake in Burnett County.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Bob Manwell says today they are still trying to determine who fired the fatal shot. He says it appears accidental but the D-N-R is still investigating.

Also yesterday, a 15-year-old girl fell while she was tracking a deer on private property in Grant County and accidentally shot herself in the right leg. That happened in the Town of Harrison at about noon.

About three and a half hours later, Ozaukee County Sheriff's Lieutenant Cory McCormick says a man in his early 20s was accidentally shot in the foot in the Town of Fredonia.

McCormick says it happened during a deer drive. His injury is not thought to be life threatening.


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