Marlboro Hunter Shot And Killed By Another Hunter In NH Woods

CONCORD (CBS) – A 31-year-old man hunting with his father and brother was shot and killed by another hunter in Lisbon, New Hampshire on Wednesday morning.

Kenneth Brunelle, from Marlboro, Mass., was shot at around 8 a.m. in the woods off Mt. Eustis Road and pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are talking to the alleged 48-year-old shooter, who was not in the same hunting party as the victim.

WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Rod Fritz reports.

Wednesday marked the beginning of the state’s deer hunting season.

Including Wednesday’s fatal shooting, only five hunting-related deaths have occurred in New Hampshire over the last 15 years, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

  • Thomas Hood

    Was he not wearing orange or was the other hunter colorblind?

    • Matt

      I does not matter what he was wearing. You identify your target before you shoot.

      • Thomas Hood

        Well, yeah, there’s that too…

  • swim69

    This is so so sad… I feel just awful for the family. My condolences go out to them and their extended family and friends.

  • UpnorthHere

    No, he was not wearing orange and it remains to be seen why he was shot.

  • billbranch

    Yes. “Identify your target before you shoot.”
    How can a man be mistaken for a deer?
    Send the shooter to the big house.

  • Shaker

    you got my vote…. Shooter, bighouse….
    for a long…long… time.
    This idiot shot at a sound…

  • Italo

    Why are New Hampshire, and news and people from it, increasingly sounding like they represent the “Texas” of New England?

  • babygirl

    he was a wonderful father and a great man he truely will be you kenny always in our hearts!

  • DMAR

    Kenny was an awesome guy and lived for his kids,he wasn’t even hunting he was with family members that were and he was shot because a licenced hunter heard a noise and shot without identifying what he was shooting. His kids now have to grow up without a dad and he was a very involved father. This could have been prevented when you pull the trigger you can’t take it back. I hope hunters learn from this and positively identify the target before they pull the trigger. This is sensless and could’lve been prevented.

  • Paul

    You NEVER shoot at something that you cannot identify. I am going to bet that the guy is going to claim that he was shooting an animal and “missed”, or that the animal “moved”.

  • JohnC

    I learned to,shoot in the early ’50s. In those days the NRA was not regarded as a right wing group of gun nuts. The very first thing that we were taught was that you never, ever, pointed a firearm at something that you did not intend to shoot. You always, positively, identified your target before squeezing the trigger. Kenneth Brunelle was murdered.

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