IRVINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky State Police say they are investigating a shooting death that occurred while two men were hunting on Thanksgiving morning.

A State Police news release says the shooting happened in Breckinridge County on Thursday.

Police say 43-year-old Christopher B. Stone of Irvington shot his rifle into an overgrown field surrounded by woods where his deer hunting counterpart, 39-year-old Nicholas Lee Ford of Brandenburg, was standing.

Police say the shot hit Ford in the back, and he was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Police have not released additional information about the circumstances of the shooting. They say the case remains under investigation.