An 18-year-old man was shot useless whereas watching the sundown along with his girlfriend in a Pennsylvania park — probably by a hunter who was noticed close by on the time, authorities mentioned Monday.
Jason Kutt was sitting on the fringe of the lake in Nockamixon State Park at round 5:15 p.m. Saturday when he was struck as soon as at the back of the neck, Bucks County District Lawyer Matt Weintraub said at a press conference.
“They have been only a younger couple with their complete lives forward of them making an attempt to get pleasure from a peaceable sundown,” Weintraub mentioned.
Kutt’s girlfriend instructed authorities she noticed a person wearing brilliant orange looking gear standing behind a gate down the highway, about 550 ft away, following the taking pictures.
“I consider this was both only a tragic accident or it may very well be a hunter who wasn’t probably looking the best way they have been presupposed to,” Weintraub mentioned.
Searching was allowed on the state park on the day Kutt was shot, authorities mentioned.
Cops, together with a K9 unit and a State Police helicopter, scoured the realm and didn’t discover any suspects for the taking pictures.
Kutt, a current highschool graduate from the Philadelphia suburb of Sellersville, was rushed to an space hospital, the place he was pronounced useless on Monday.
“We don’t have any suspects. We don’t even know if a criminal offense has been dedicated but,” Weintraub mentioned.
He urged any hunters or guests who have been on the park between 5 and 6 p.m. Saturday, or anybody who is aware of of somebody who might need been looking at there that day, to contact Bucks County detectives.
“This was a younger child along with his complete life forward of him. He has no obvious enemies, had performed nothing mistaken, had performed nothing to incur any wrath from anybody,” Weintraub mentioned.
“That is only a horrible tragedy and proper not we’re looking for out who was on the different finish of this gun and whether or not a criminal offense has been dedicated.”
The Kutt household launched an announcement on Fb Monday asserting Jason’s loss of life and asking anybody with data regarding the investigation to return ahead.
“He beloved enjoying his guitars, video video games, and taking walks in nature to take superb footage and spending time along with his girlfriend,” the statement read.
“Please keep in mind to hug your family members as a result of tomorrow is rarely promised.”