Three deaths reported as hunting accidents in Missouri over the weekend are under investigation with one fatal incident near Atlanta.
The Macon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rifle that allegedly fired accidentally and killed an Illinois hunter Sunday afternoon. A news release reports 70-year-old Charles Bark and other hunters were preparing to go hunting with a rifle discharged by another hunter.
Another death reported as a hunting accident involves an incident near Lewistown. Fifty-two-year-old Randell Reising was killed by a hunting friend at a cabin while getting ready to go hunting.
A Willard High School coach in southwest Missouri was also killed in a hunting accident. Twenty-four-year-old Justin Atchison was killed while hunting near Cave Spring in Green County.