Police release name of deer hunter killed in Bath

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BATH TWP., Mich. (WILX) -- Police are releasing new details about the hunter who was shot and killed in Bath Township on Friday.

Police say Chong Yang, 68, of Lansing, was hunting near East Clark Road. Family members say once it got dark, Yang's wife began to worry, so she reached out to family members to go looking for him. That's when they found him with a bullet wound.

"It is fairly rare but you do need to be extremely cautious when you are hunting," said Bath Township Police officer Avery Lyon.

Although hunting deaths are uncommon, there are some safety tips hunters should use while hunting.

Lyon told News 10 that, in addition to wearing hunters orange, hunters should be sure of exactly what they are shooting at. In addition, police say just bringing along a cell phone can be life-saving.

"Just make sure your cell phone is charged, and additionally, make sure you tell family members or any loved one, you know, what time you are going out and when you intend on being back. That way, if they need to come look for you if your cell phone died or anything like that, they can find you," he said.

Police are still looking for the shooter. According to the GoFundMe set up for Yang, he was a military veteran. The family is collecting money as a reward for justice in his death.

If you know anything regarding this shooting, call the Bath Township Police Department at (517) 641-6271, or Clinton County Central Dispatch at (989) 224-6792.