A few random thoughts: This kind of tragic outcome to a day of deer hunting in the local woods is incredibly rare. In about 50 years as a hunter and reader of outdoor magazines, I don't recall hearing of a similar incident - which is astonishing when we consider that deer hunting areas are often very crowded, especially around opening day, that deer often run out of sight before expiring, leading to honest (and dishonest) disagreements among armed strangers over who killed the deer. (It brings to mind Robert Heinlein's observation: An armed society is a polite society.) Second, the shooter is a Vietnamese immigrant and a military veteran. He may have, in his past, hunted and/or been hunted by armed enemies. As a foreigner, he may well have felt like a "stranger in a strange land," surrounded by armed and hostile strangers challenging him in a language that he may not understand well. Or it may turn out that he's just a malevolent, sociopathic poacher whose victims were entirely innocent. But as facts continue to emerge, this almost writes itself as an episode of "Law & Order."