NBCPhiladelphia.com - Rosemary Connors
It was a deadly start to hunting season in Pa. as a hunter was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest. And authorities were trying to sort out who pulled the trigger?
The first day of hunting season took a tragic turn Monday. A hunter made a gruesome discovery when he found a hunter who was apparently shot and died in Quakertown, Pa.
David Manila found the body of an older man, dressed in hunting gear, around 12:30 p.m. on the 80-acre farm Manila owns, according to WFMZ-TV.
The unidentified man was found lying face up in some water near a wooded area about a half mile back from the 1100 block of California Road.
Mack Kimble, who is the caretaker for the property where the body was found, said he thought the man had died of a heart attack because he had his hand over his chest.
It was later determined that he was actually shot in the chest, police said.
There was a deer right next to the body, Kimble said.
The cause of death was still under investigation but police are viewing it as suspicious.
The victim wasn’t immediately identified.
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