Waverly man killed in Christmas Eve hunting accident

Published: Dec. 29, 2016 at 12:38 PM CST
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A Waverly man died in a hunting accident on Christmas Eve. The Butler County Sheriff's Office responded to report of a man shot at a rural residence near Allison on the morning of Saturday, December 24.

Kirk Hummel, 47, was hunting rabbits with his wife on his parents' farm when the incident occurred. Hummel's wife, Kathleen, reported her gun accidentally fired and hit her husband.

Emergency responders administered immediate medical care, but Mr. Hummel died before reacing the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation as routine procedure.