No charges will be issued after an investigation into the death of a Howell man killed while hunting in northern Michigan in November.

Matthew Boeck, 29, who lived in Howell but was originally from Westland, was found dead on Nov. 16 in a wooded area in Oscoda County from a gunshot wound. It was the second day of the firearm deer season.

“The victim and person who shot him didn’t know each other but they were hunting near one another,” said Lt. Travis House, public information officer for the Michigan State Police’s 7thDistrict. “The investigation at the scene found evidence that the person who pulled the trigger didn’t know the other person was there.”

“The evidence suggests the person was shooting at some game,” House said.

The case was reviewed by Oscoda County Prosecutor Casandra Morse-Bills. She could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

The incident was reviewed for criminal negligence and if an intentional or criminal act occurred, House said.