- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

MEACHAM, Ore. (AP) - Umatilla County Sheriff’s officials say a man has died after his father apparently shot him while the two were deer hunting.

The East Oregonian reports (https://goo.gl/xuZ7rI ) 47-year-old David Joseph Branze of Gresham was hunting with his father, Louis Neil Branze, and at least two others Wednesday when one of them called to report an accidental shooting.

Deputies say they responded and learned that 76-year-old Louis Branze of Seaside had fired a shot at a deer and apparently struck and killed David Branze. No other members of the hunting party witnessed the incident.

Search and rescue teams found the body, which was in a steep, rugged area. Sheriff Terry Rowan says the two had hunted in the area for about 40 years.

Deputies are investigating.



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