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Father accidentally shoots son on Saskatchewan hunting trip

QMI Agency



A father-son hunting trip took a fatal turn when a 63-year-old man from Prince Albert, Sask., accidently shot and killed his 36-year-old son in rural Saskatchewan.

The pair were hunting in an area about 280 km east of Saskatoon on Friday.

Saskatchewan RCMP said the father returned to the hunt camp after the shooting to call for assistance through On Star, and emergency workers were dispatched by ATV to the isolated location.

There is no word whether police expect to lay charges, but the coronor's office and RCMP's major crimes division continue to investigate.

Another hunting mishap near Grande Prairie, Alta., left a young woman dead Friday.

Mounties said the woman was hunting with family members from Vegreville along a forestry road about 80 km south of Grande Prairie when she was shot sometime before 5:25 p.m.

Cpl. Roy Kennedy said emergency crews tried to treat the woman for "what appeared to be" a gunshot wound in her torso.

She was taken by air ambulance to hospital, where she later died.

The name of the woman, including her age, has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Police are still investigating what led to the shooting, said Kennedy, who added the woman was "a young adult."

--with files from Jeff Cummings


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