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Kula Man Fatally Shot in Apparent Hunting Accident

Posted November 24, 2013, 06:41 PM HST Updated November 24, 2013, 08:28 PM HST
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 62-year-old Maui man died in an apparent hunting accident in which a gun from another member of the group accidentally discharged and struck him in the head, police said.

The incident was reported at 11:36 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at property owned by Haleakalā Ranch at the end of Līpoa Street in Kīhei.

Maui police have since identified the man as Theodore Cabos Jr. of Kula, Maui, saying he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The incident was called in by another individual who said the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was unresponsive, according to police reports.

Authorities say Cabos was hunting was with family when the accidental discharge of the firearm occurred.

A preliminary investigation revealed no foul play, however, police say an investigation is still ongoing as a result of this incident.

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