LDWF: Hammond man shot and killed in hunting fatality

LDWF: Hammond man shot and killed in hunting fatality

LDWF: Hammond man shot and killed in hunting fatality

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on December 7, 2013 at 1:38 PM

TANGIPAHOA PARISH - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a hunting fatalality in Tangipahoa Parish.

 The incident happened on Friday at around 2:30pm. LDWF agents and Tangipahoa Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call about a fatal shooting on property near the 55000 block of Highway 1062 in Loranger, La.

 LDWF identified the victim as 33-year-old Joseph H. Stevens, Jr., of Hammond.

LDWF says two people were returning from hunting when they crossed paths with Stevens at a wire fence.  One of the hunters had a rifle slung over their shoulder.  As they squatted down to go under some bushes, the rifle went off and a bullet struck Stevens.

 LDWF says investigators believe that Stevens was killed instantly. They do not suspect foul play at this time.

 The Tangipahoa Coroner will conduct an autopsy.

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