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NY - Hunter seriously hurt in hunting accident

Poststar.com - November 30, 2006
By DON LEHMAN, dlehman@poststar.com

THURMAN -- A Fort Ann man was critically hurt Wednesday morning when he was accidentally shot in the back by his brother-in-law as the men hunted in remote woods off West Stony Creek Road.

Bruce Stevenson, 36, was taken to Albany Medical Center by helicopter. He suffered a wound to the back and possibly an exit wound to his abdomen as well, a witness said. He was conscious at the scene before he was taken away by ambulance, the witness said.

Trooper Maureen Tuffey said Stevenson was undergoing surgery late Wednesday and was listed in critical condition.

State Police Senior Investigator Bud York said Stevenson was shot with a .30-caliber rifle by Edward Akins, 52, of Stevenson Way, Fort Ann.

"He (Akins) thought he was shooting at what was a deer, but obviously it wasn't," York said.

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