Man Hit by Shrapnel, Dies at Weekend Party

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FILLMORE CO., MN – A 47-year-old Utica man is dead after being hit by shrapnel at a party over the weekend.

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened Saturday in Arendahl Township at a bachelor-bachelorette party.

Authorities say Jeffery Taylor and his two sons stopped by the party while some people were shooting explosive targets for entertainment. Law enforcment says Taylor was in a group of people standing behind the shooter as they took aim at the targets. Authorities say that’s when Taylor was struck by shrapnel in the abdomen and immediately went down.

Sheriff Daryl Jensen says Taylor was taken by Mayo 1 but he was pronounced dead. Authorities say they are investigating the incident.

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