A Crystal Falls man was fatally shot early Sunday while target-shooting in the Lyons Creek area with his two nephews.
Tuolumne County Sheriff’s detectives were called at 1:11 a.m. to investigate the fatal shooting of Tim Kolman, 44, near Wheeler Road off of Highway 108 in east Tuolumne County, Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jeff Wilson said Monday.
The area, near Long Barn, is a popular spot for target-shooting, Wilson said.
“We’ll get calls every once in a while for shooting going on that late,” he said. “It’s so far away from any houses that most of the time we’re not worried about it.”
Wilson said Kolman went on the late night excursion with nephews Will McCloskey, 23, of Tucson, Ariz., and a 16-year-old, whose name and city of residence the Sheriff’s Office was withholding.
Wilson said Kolman’s nephews were at the scene when deputies arrived, but didn’t know if there were other shooters in the area at the time.
According to a Sheriff’s Office statement, detectives were investigating evidence collected at the scene and statements obtained from Kolman’s nephews.
No arrests have been made.
Wilson said he didn’t know what type of guns Kolman and his nephews were using or what area on the body the man was shot.
He said detectives may withhold details about the investigation pending the completion of a full autopsy report, which could take several weeks.