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Hunters fatally shot in Mecosta, Iron counties

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:14 AM

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Department said a 26-year-old Hinton Township man was fatally shot by his 23-year-old brother Wednesday evening. The department said the shooting happened in the township, about 50 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.

Harry Weaver’s younger brother told authorities that he didn’t realize he’d shot his brother, who was in a deer blind.

In the western Upper Peninsula, Iron County Sheriff Mark Valesano said a hunter was killed Thursday during a deer drive in the northeastern part of the county. He was identified as 41-year-old Randy Stroud from the unincorporated community of Sagola.

Michigan’s 16-day firearm deer hunting season began Tuesday.

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