Sunday, January 07, 2007

Two years of quiet in Wisconsin woods shattered

A little over two years, a violence exploded in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin. Chai Vang, confronted by hunters for hunting on their private property, shot and killed 6 people. There was some unease as to what kind of new dynamic would appear in the woods between Hmong and white hunters. Fortunately, for two years things remained peaceful during the gun deer season. Unfortunately, that ended today in Northeastern Wisconsin.
Authorities are treating the death of a missing hunter as a homicide and have a 28-year-old Peshtigo man detained as a person of interest in the case.

The hunter’s friends called 911 about 6:30 p.m. Friday and reported him missing when he did not reunite with his hunting group after a hunt in the Peshtigo Harbor Wildlife Area in the Town of Peshtigo.

Details are very sketchy right now, and I hesitate to comment further until authorities release further information. The violence in this instance appears to be white on Hmong, though. I'll be adding new posts on this as further information is released.

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