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Dad Reportedly Shoots Son In Face While Hunting

Police Investigate Two Separate Incidents

November 17, 2003

Hunting accidents left two local men hospitalized this weekend.

A 27-year-old Port Huron man was accidentally shot in the face by his father, a Fort Gratiot resident, while hunting in Kenockee Township, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. The incident occurred around 9 a.m. Saturday near Bricker Road, between Rynn and Bryce roads.

The victim was transported to Port Huron Hospital and was then transferred to Detroit Receiving Hospital for facial reconstructive surgery, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources assisted in the investigation, which is believed to be accidental. The Sheriff's Department is waiting to talk to the son about the incident.

A teenager hunting with another teenage relative was reportedly shot while hunting in Fowlerville Saturday. The relative missed his target and accidentally shot the teenager in his side, Local 4 reported.

The teenager was listed in stable condition at Sparrow Hospital, Local 4 learned.

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