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Hunting Season's Opening Day Massacre

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by 23578, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    Check it out. Can't wait to get to the tree stand tomorrow.

    BIRCHWOOD, Wis. Nov 22, 2004 — A deer hunter shot and killed five people and injured three others in northwestern Wisconsin following a dispute about a tree stand during the hunt's opening weekend, authorities said.

    The 36-year-old alleged gunman, who lives in the Minneapolis area, was arrested Sunday afternoon, Sawyer County sheriff's officials said. Jake Hodgkinson, a deputy at the county jail, identified the suspect as Chai Vang but would give no additional details.

    The incident began when two hunters were returning to their rural cabin on private land in Sawyer County when they saw the suspect in one of their hunting platforms in a tree, County Chief Deputy Tim Zeigle said. A confrontation and shooting followed.

    It's not known who shot first, Zeigle said.
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    Both hunters were wounded and one of them radioed to the cabin a quarter mile away. Other hunters responded and were shot. About 20 shots were fired, but it's unclear who shot them, he said.

    The dead included four males including a teenage boy and a woman, Zeigle said. A father and son were among them, he said. Some of the victims were shot more than once.

    All five, from the Rice Lake area, were dead when officers arrived to the area in southwestern Sawyer County, he said. Authorities found two bodies near each other and the others were scattered over 100 yards.

    "It's absolutely nuts. Why? Over sitting in a tree stand?" asked Zeigle.

    Zeigle said the suspect was "chasing after them and killing them," with a SKS 7.62 caliber semiautomatic, a common hunting weapon. Wisconsin's statewide deer gun hunting season started Saturday and lasts for nine days.

    Two young people who stayed in the cabin emerged safely after the shootings.

    The suspect, who did not have a compass, got lost in the woods and two hunters, not knowing about the shootings, helped him find his way out, Zeigle said. When he emerged, a Department of Natural Resources officer recognized the deer license on his back, given to police by a victim, Zeigle said.

    The man was out of bullets and was arrested, Zeigle said.

    One of the injured hunters was in critical condition at St. Joseph's Hospital. Another was listed in serious condition and the third was in fair condition, both at Lakeview Medical Center.

    Hunter Bill Wagner, 72, of Oshkosh, was about two miles away near Deer Lake with a party of about 20 other hunters. After they got word of the shooting, he and others went to round up the rest of the party. He said they heard sirens, planes and helicopters and noticed the surrounding roads blocked off.

    "When you're hunting you don't expect somebody to try to shoot you and murder you," he said. "You have no idea who is coming up to you."

    It took about three hours to round up the other hunters, who were up to four miles apart, Wagner said. "We're all old, dyed-in-wool hunters," he said. "We wouldn't go home because of this but we will keep it in our minds. We're not forgetting it."

    Copyright 2004 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This mate
     
  2. dniice

    dniice Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 114 Likes Received: 0
    damn that sucks... it aint stoppin me from goin hunting
     
  3. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

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  4. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

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  5. gatita

    gatita Senior Member

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    Whoa. Nutcase.
     
  6. random

    random New Jack

    Joined: Feb 28, 2004 Messages: 96 Likes Received: 0
    anyone else find this ironic as hell..
     
  7. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    Enthralled with stuffed chihuahuas that wear plastic necklaces and watch the Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
     
  8. trackstand

    trackstand Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2004 Messages: 2,262 Likes Received: 3
    What kind of man named Chai Vang would have so much rage inside him that he'd kill three people, or even hunt in the first place?
     
  9. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    even though it's not very funny, i laugh.
     
  10. Neskoner

    Neskoner New Jack

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 1
    i went to my friends uncles farm this weekend and we were walkin down a dirt road at about 530 in the morning,all of a sudden we hear "whos over there!"..little did we know there was at least 20 people staring at us with guns...
     
  11. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2003 Messages: 1,289 Likes Received: 0
    mung...moved to north carolina mountains under immunity / asylum from u.s during vietnam war....incredible fighters..... killing for the sake of killing... went berzerk...post traumatic stress....look it up

    Trackstand, your a dumbass for that statement
     
  12. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10
    damn, that's some pretty fucked up shit.

    humorous, but in a really fucked up kinda way.
     
  13. trackstand

    trackstand Senior Member

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  14. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

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  15. AORAone

    AORAone Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 6,460 Likes Received: 32
    i dont really see how this kinda shit happens really, sure its a wooded area, sure its pretty close quarters, especially if you dont know dude is there, but seriously, what do you say to something like that "uh....i thought it was a large flesh colored squirell....or maybe a deer....with an orange hat" its rediculous.
     
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