IL hunter accidentally killed by friend

Fairfield, Ill. (AP) – An investigator says a teenager
accidentally shot a friend with an arrow and killed him while the
two were turkey hunting in southern Illinois.

Wayne County Sheriff Jim Hinkle says 20-year-old Aaron Long of
Fairfield was killed Thursday at Sam Dale Lake.

Hinkle says a 16-year-old hunter accidentally shot Long in the
back after mistaking the victim for a turkey.

The sheriff calls the shooting an “extreme tragedy” and says
it’s unlikely the teen will be charged.

Illinois State Police are investigating.

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