MN: Area hunting accident prompts airlift
October 8, 2009
Area hunting accident prompts airlift of Anoka, Minn., man to Mpls.
The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office has identified the man injured in an
accidental shooting north of Fourtown, Minn., as Thomas Patrick Peterson, 23
of Anoka, Minn. He was flown to the University of Minnesota Hospital on
Thursday evening and is in stable condition.
Gregory Robert Kolinski, 59, of Andover, Minn., was identified by
investigators as the person who fired the shot causing injuries to Peterson.
The two men were hunting with a party of four hunters in the North Beltrami
unorganized townships when Kolinski admitted firing his shotgun at a flushed
grouse in a thicket when Peterson was struck by the pellets.
The case is under investigation by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office
and Lake of the Woods Sheriff's Office.
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