January 23, 2016 2:13 pm
Updated: January 23, 2016 6:39 pm

RCMP investigate death of hunter in northern Alberta

RCMP investigate the death of a hunter near Spirit River, Alta. The 26-year-old man was found dead on Jan. 18, 2016.

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Police continue to investigate after a 26-year-old man was found shot dead in a rural area outside Spirit River, Alta. on Monday.

According to RCMP, the man was among four people hunting in Saddle Hills County at the time and died of a single gunshot wound.

It is not clear what led to the shooting.

The Edmonton Medical Examiner’s office is now in possession of the man’s body and an investigation continues.

RCMP did not release the identity of the man killed.

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