- Associated Press - Sunday, February 10, 2019

TROY, Ala. (AP) - An apparent case of mistaken identity has left a hunter dead in southeastern Alabama.

Troy police tell news outlets that a 61-year-old man died after being shot once in the chest with a high-powered rifle on Saturday evening.

An initial investigation shows that the victim was hunting with another man who mistakenly thought he was a deer and opened fire.

Authorities haven’t released the name of either man, and no charges have been filed.

Troy police and Pike County officials are conducting a death investigation.



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