Son ac­ci­den­tally kills his father while hunt­ing

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

A 24-year-old man mis­took his father for a deer and fa­tally shot the older man while hunt­ing near the fam­ily’s cen­tral New York, state police said Fri­day.

Troop­ers said Kristo­pher Paro was in a tree stand in the woods be­hind his home in the Oswego County town of Sandy Creek around 4:40 p.m. Thanks­giv­ing Day when he heard what he thought was a deer about 100 yards away.

Police say Paro fired a shot, un­aware that his father, 58-year-old Kevin Paro, had gone into the woods a short time ear­lier to hunt. Troop­ers said the father was hit in the chest by a round from his son’s .270-cal­iber ri­fle.

The older man was taken to Oswego Hos­pi­tal, where he was pro­nounced dead.

The son hasn’t been charged. Police said their in­ves­ti­ga­tion was con­tin­u­ing.

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