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Iowa authorities say man fatally shot while coyote hunting

January 28, 2019

ROSSIE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by another hunter in northwest Iowa.

The Iowa Natural Resources Department said in a news release Monday that Clay County sheriff’s deputies, medics and conservation officers responded to a shooting report around 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The shooting occurred about 4 miles (7 kilometers) west of Rossi in Clay County.

The department says 47-year-old Kirk Struve was struck by a bullet believed fired by another member of his party while hunting coyotes

The department says Struve was pronounced dead at a hospital. He lived in Granville.

An investigation is underway. The name of the other hunter has not been released.

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