Police in Izu, Shizuoka, said Monday that a 60-year-old man who was part of a deer-hunting party, was shot and killed by a fellow hunter.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the mountains near Izu. TBS reported that a group of 20 individuals went into the mountains to hunt deer.
A 68-year-old member of the party fired at what he thought was a deer approximately 40 meters away in a thicket, but hit his fellow hunter instead, police said. The victim was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital, but was confirmed dead on arrival.© Japan Today