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Fatal Hunting Accident in Rock Co.


ROCK COUNTY (WAOW) -- Rock County investigators identify a man who died last week in an apparent hunting accident.

Sheriff's officials say the man is Patrick Preston, 30, of Beloit.

The shooting was reported Friday afternoon after an 11-year-old boy went to a home and told the resident his father was shot nearby.

Emergency responders found Preston in a partially wooded area with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Investigators say evidence from the scene suggests the shooting was quote "a tragic hunting accident."

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