UPDATE: Authorities have identified a Lansing man shot and killed while apparently hunting deer in mid-Michigan.
The Bath Township Police Department said Monday the man was 68-year-old Chong Yang.
Police say Yang was pronounced dead at the scene after he was found after 10 p.m. Friday northwest of Lansing in Clinton County.
They say a preliminary investigation has revealed Yang was deer hunting on public property when apparently shot by someone. Yang was wearing hunter’s orange clothing at the time.
Police say they have no suspects in the shooting.
Police initially reported the shooting victim was 67 years old.
ORIGINAL STORY: A deer hunter was killed in mid-Michigan on Friday and now police are searching for the person who pulled the trigger.
Bath Township Police and first responders in Clinton County were called to the scene around 10 p.m. on Friday for what they were told, was a cardiac or respiratory arrest problem.
Officers responded to state-owned land near the 8500 block of East Clark Road, which is about three miles east of Bath.
There, police and first responders said they discovered the 67-year-old Lansing man unresponsive.
Authorities said they did not administer first aid because they said the man as already beyond recovery.
Police soon determined that the hunter had been shot by another person while he was on public property and wearing bright orange apparel.
Bath Township Police and the DNR are working with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police to figure out what happened.
At this time, there is no suspect but police are interviewing several people and looking for more information.
If you know anything, you can contact police at 517.641.6271 or Clinton County Central Dispatch at 989.224.6792.
Remember, you can remain anonymous.
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