A 48-year-old Omaha man has died following a hunting incident near Macy in northeast Nebraska on Sunday, Oct. 20.
Family of Tim Bush say that he worked as a custodian at Morton Middle School.
According to Nebraska Game and Parks, the incident took place on the Omaha Indian Reservation, where an early deer hunting season was in progress.
Bush was in a five-person hunting party when he was shot in the buttocks with a rifle. He was transported to a Winnebago hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Nebraska State Patrol, Omaha tribal officers and Thurston County Sheriff's Office are investigating.
Bush's family says he was shot in crossfire by another person in the same party.
The family also says it was a tragic accident. Bush was an avid outdoor enthusiast who loved teaching other family members about hunting and fishing.