Sheriff: Ohio hunter dead in accidental shooting

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — The Coshocton County Sheriff's Office says a hunter died after he apparently shot himself accidently.

Authorities identified the man Tuesday as 63-year-old Gary Pace. Media reports said he was from Warren in Jefferson Township.

The sheriff's office said in a news release that deputies and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources responded to the shooting about 10:30 a.m. Monday and found the hunter in his tree stand on his property. He was pronounced dead at the scene from an accidental gunshot wound.

Sheriff Tim Rogers told the Coshocton Tribune that Pace was alone and in the tree stand, about 20 feet off the ground. He told the newspaper that Pace had a single gunshot wound to the head from a handgun. He was discovered by a friend.

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