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Police ID victim in Maine egg farm shooting

August 21, 2013

TURNER, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police have identified the victim of a shooting at an egg farm in Turner.

Steve McCausland of the Department of Public Safety says 57-year-old Manuel Adame of Lewiston was shot by another worker who was shooting a .22-caliber rifle to kill rodents and stray chickens inside one of the farm’s chicken barns, which was being cleaned out.

McCausland said the Adame collapsed while attempting to leave the barn and died as he was being taken to a Lewiston hospital.

The state medical examiner’s office says he died of a gunshot wound to the chest and neck.

Police say the man who fired the shot is cooperating with the investigation.

The farm is called Moark Egg Farm and is owned by Land O’Lakes Inc.

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