RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — Investigators in Bucks County are said to be following several leads in the case of a hunter who was shot and killed on Monday, the first day of hunting season in Pennsylvania.
The Bucks County coroner ruled the death of Barry Groh a homicide earlier this week (see previous story), but police say it’s still possible the shooting was an accident.
Investigators returned to the property on California Road Thursday (in photo above) to get a better idea of what may have happened.
The 52-year-old Quakertown man called his wife to say he had bagged a nine-point buck and asked her to send one of his sons to help him. By the time he got there, other hunters on the property (owned by Montgomery County attorney David Manilla) found Groh’s body in a creek.
Groh’s shotgun and the deer were nearby. Authorities also say that Groh was shot with a high-powered rifle. It’s illegal to use those types of guns for hunting in Bucks County.
It’s not clear whether Manilla, the property owner, was on the property at the time of the shooting.
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio 1060.