TYRONE, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Blair County coroner’s office has identified the victim of a fatal hunting accident that happened in Tyrone late Monday afternoon.
Tyrone resident 42-year-old Mahlon Clair Osterhout Jr died at approximately 4:30 p.m. Monday from a single gunshot wound to the neck.
Officials say the victim was hunting with a long-time friend who shot at a deer but hit Osterhout Jr.
The incident happened off of Route 453 and Old Hoover Road in Tyrone.
State Police and the Pennsylvania Game Commission are continuing to investigate.
A family friend has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for funeral expenses.