Hunting trip ends in death of Coeur d’Alene boy

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COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Kootenai County sheriff’s office says 36-year-old Robert Bartlett of St. Maries man was putting a rifle in a vehicle after a family hunting trip near Harrison when it fired, killing his 7-year-old son.

The sheriff’s office says 7-year-old Conner Bartlett of Coeur d’Alene was inside the vehicle Saturday when the gun discharged. He died on the way to a hospital.

Conner lived in Coeur d’Alene with his mother and attended Skyway Elementary.

The sheriff’s office says detectives continue to investigate the shooting.