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UPDATE: Teen deer hunter found dead of gunshot in NE Minnesota stand

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Authorities are now calling the death of a 16-year-old hunter in northeastern Minnesota a suicide.

A member of the boy's hunting party found him dead in his hunting stand near Aurora late Saturday afternoon.

The death initially was reported to authorities as an accidental shooting. But the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said Sunday the death has been reclassified as a suicide.

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A 16-year-old deer hunter has been found dead of a gunshot wound in his tree stand in northeastern Minnesota.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office was called to an accidental shooting in the deer stand near Aurora about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. A member of his hunting party found the boy dead in the stand.

The name of the boy was not released. WDIO-TV reports the shooting remains under investigation.

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