KS: Wichitan shot by own shotgun in hunting accident
February 27, 2010
Wichitan shot by own shotgun in hunting accident
A Wichita man was hospitalized in serious but stable condition this
afternoon after he was shot in the stomach in a hunting accident in Butler
Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy said Michael Mellecker, 33, was
hunting with three other people on private land east of El Dorado when the
accident occurred about 10:30 a.m.
Mellecker told deputies that his shotgun discharged when he tripped while
walking through some tall grass. He was flown by helicopter to Wesley
Medical Center, where he underwent surgery, Murphy said.
Sheriff's investigators and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
officers are investigating.
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