Utica Man Accidentally Killed at Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

Posted at: 06/17/2013 10:00 AM
Updated at: 06/17/2013 4:12 PM

(ABC 6 News ) - The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office says an Utica man was accidentally killed during a bachelor - bachelorette party Saturday night.

The sheriff says Jeffrey Taylor and his two sons had been tending to his cattle at a property in Arendahl Township and that the bachelor - bachelorette party was being held at a home on the same property. Taylor and his sons were invited to stop by the party as they were leaving.

Authorities say some of the people from the party were shooting explosive targets for fun.  Just before 9 p.m., a person shot at a target as several people stood by and watched. Taylor was standing in a group of people behind the shooter and was apparently struck by shrapnel.

He immediately collapsed with a wound to his abdomen. He was driven to nearby location where the Rushford Ambulance and Mayo One Helicopter attended to him, but he was pronounced dead at that location.

Sheriff Daryl Jensen says the case remains under investigation and is expected to be sent to the Fillmore County Attorney for review.