A 64-year-old man who was taking part in deer culling in Miyagi Prefecture, died after he was shot by another hunter, police said Monday.
According to police, a group of 15 hunters were culling deer in Onaga-cho at around 8 a.m. Sunday when the incident occurred. The victim, identified as Takechi Okada, was spotted lying on the ground. TBS reported that he was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Another hunter, Tetsuo Niizuma, 82, told police that he and Okada were about 60 meters apart. "I saw two deer and shot one of them. Then I saw Okada lying on the ground behind the deer," Niizuma was quoted by police as saying.© Japan Today