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Minnesota man dies in hunting accident in Iron County


A Minnesota man died after a gun was accidentally discharged Tuesday afternoon.

Iron County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the call at 4:30 p.m. in the Town of Saxon.

The caller told dispatch a gun was accidentally discharged, seriously wounding one man.

First responders tried to resuscitate the man when they arrived on scene, but were unsuccessful.

The victim, a 65 year old male from Minnesota, was later pronounced dead of a gunshot wound at the scene by Iron County Coroner Diane Simonich.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Three other people have been injured by accidental gun fire so far this 9-day gun deer hunt.

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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