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Name released in fatal squirrel hunting incident


WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) - More details have been released about the Sunday fatal hunting incident in Marathon County. Sheriff’s investigators say 32-year-old Seng Her accidentally shot and killed 29-year-old Xou Chang from about fifty yards away.

Xou was near a tree and two squirrels he had previously shot when he was struck in the head by a single rifle round.

Seng’s brother, 37-year-old Blong Her, was part of the hunting party. All three men are from Wausau.

The shooting happened at about 9:10 a.m. Sunday, September 22nd on private land in the Town of Halsey northeast of Athens.

Marathon County Sheriff’s investigators and the Department of Natural Resources are continuing their investigation.