- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CHETEK, Wis. (AP) - Investigators say a fatal shooting in Barron County is apparently an accident.

Sheriff’s deputies and police were called to a residence in Chetek Tuesday night on a report of a shooting. Twenty-five-year-old Paul Rederer was found dead of a gunshot wound.

Authorities say it appears it was an accidental self-inflicted gunshot and that alcohol and drug use were contributing factors.

The Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating.


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