Alaska State Troopers say a woman was shot and killed Tuesday by a male partner while the two were hunting moose near the community of Dot Lake, in the state’s second fatal hunting-related shooting this month.
According to AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen, the man called 911 at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday to report that he had accidentally shot the woman near Jan Lake. Emergency medical services from Tok responded, but declared the woman dead at the scene.
Ipsen says the woman was killed by a gunshot from a hunting rifle, and that her body will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Troopers are continuing to investigate the incident and have not released the woman’s name. Her next of kin have not yet been notified.
In another fatal shooting during a moose hunting trip, troopers say 26-year-old Trapper Creek man Cody Parry died Sept. 1, after 29-year-old Kyle Strong accidentally discharged a 30.06 rifle he had cleaned into Parry’s leg at a cabin near Mile 169 of the Parks Highway. No foul play is suspected in the incident.