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Devastated hunter kills himself moments after accidentally shooting his friend dead

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A hunter who accidentally shot and killed his friend was so devastated he turned his rifle on himself, police believe.

Benjamin Birch, 39, Timothy Bolognani, 49, and Mark Colford were hunting near Readsboro, Vermont, on Saturday afternoon when Birch shot a deer.

The wounded animal managed to escape, and the men began tracking it through the woods.

Timothy Bolognani (right) accidentally shot Benjamin Birch (left) while they were hunting in Vermont. Bolognani then turned the gun on himself

Bolognani fired at what he thought was the deer, but instead heard Birch scream in pain.

Bolognani and Colford ran to discover their friend bleeding on the ground, where he died.

Overwhelmed with grief, Bologna

Added: Nov-28-2011 Occurred On: Nov-27-2011
By: Zipper10
Regional News
Tags: Deer, hunter, accidentally, kills, friend, commits, suicide, unbearable
Location: Readsboro, Vermont, United States (load item map)
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