Police: Son fatally shoots his father in hunting accident

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/25/police-son-fatally-shoots-his-father-in-hunting-accident.html

State police say a 24-year-old man mistook his father for a deer and fatally shot the older man while hunting near the family’s central New York home on Thanksgiving.

Troopers say Kristopher Paro was in a tree stand in the woods behind his home in the Oswego County town of Sandy Creek around 4:40 p.m. Thursday when he heard what he thought was a deer about 100 yards away.

Police say Paro fired a shot, unaware that his father, 58-year-old Kevin Paro, had gone into the woods a short time earlier to hunt. Troopers say the father was hit in the chest by a round from his son’s .270-caliber rifle.

The older man was taken to Oswego Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The son hasn’t been charged. Police say their investigation is continuing.

5 thoughts on “Police: Son fatally shoots his father in hunting accident

  1. The hunter was probably just sitting there in his comfortable huntin chair, drinking his beer, and blasting away at anything that moved or made a sound. It must have been too hard for him to wait until the target was in clear view for a clean shot. I suppose that the authorities will just view it as a hunting accident and maybe, oh horror of horrors, he will get his hunting license suspended for six months. I feel so bad for him and his father..

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