HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - A 28-year-old man was killed when he was accidentally shot in the chest while hunting with family members, police officials in Howard County say.
Officials in Howard County say Joseph Steele was in a wooded area near his home around 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening.
Witnesses told police the group had split up and at some point lost sight of Steele.
One of the hunters fired at what he thought was a squirrel in the distance.
Steele's family members say they heard Steele yell that he had been shot just after the gun went off.
Police say the family members are cooperating with investigators.
An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday morning.
Stay tuned to WISHTV.com for more details on this developing story.
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