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Trenton-Area Man Shot While Hunting

Last Updated: Oct 15 2003 09:09 AM CDT

BELLEVILLE, ONT. - The Ontario Provincial Police has laid a firearms charge after a Trenton-area man accidentally shot a friend while on a hunting trip in the Brighton wildlife area.

Police say the man was walking behind his companion with a loaded gun when he slipped and accidentally fired the weapon.

The victim, a 46-year-old Smithfield man, was hit in the back of his left shoulder by the blast from the 12-gauge shotgun. His injury is not considered life threatening.

Dennis Dove, 51, of Wooler, has been charged with careless use of a firearm.

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