Fatal hunting accident reported in south-central Iowa

MGN Online

Authorities are investigating a fatal hunting accident in south-central Iowa.

Marion County deputies and Iowa Natural Resources Department officials responded to a report of the shooting around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Robert's Creek Park on the north side of Lake Red Rock.

Officials say 23-year-old Blake E. Schroder, of Leighton, was fatally struck by a round apparently fired by a member of his hunting party.

An investigation is continuing, and an autopsy at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner is pending.

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