Hunting shooting victim identified

State police not releasing additional details until after investigation

TYRONE — State police Tuesday identified the victim of a fatal hunting-related shooting as 42-year-old Mahlon C. Osterhout Jr. of Tyrone.

State police spokesman Christopher Fox said an autopsy was performed Tuesday and said no further details were available pending the completion of the investigation into the incident.

Emergency personnel and police were called to an area in the woods off Route 453 in Snyder Township, north of Tyrone, about 6 p.m. Monday.

Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross said Monday night the shooting of the 42-year-old appeared accidental but a final determination was pending further investigation.

Ross said Osterhout and another man, who is also in his 40s, were deer hunting when Osterhout was shot.


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