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Appleton man was shot in face while hunting

September 17, 2011

From PostCrescent.com

WINCHESTER — Winnebago County sheriff's deputies continue to investigate after a 27-year-old Appleton man was shot in the face while hunting early Saturday.

Authorities and emergency workers were called about 7:20 a.m. after the shooting, which occurred near public hunting land along Hillcrest Road.

The man was conscious when they arrived.

Sgt. Tim Eichman declined to comment on whether the shooting is thought to be accidental or the result of foul play.

"The one thing I can say is the public doesn't have to worry about being in danger," Eichman said. "It's an isolated incident."

Deputies questioned three people at the scene. No one was arrested.

The man was taken by ambulance to Neenah's Theda Clark Medical Center for treatment. His injuries aren't believed to be life threatening. He was in stable condition on Saturday night.

Eichman declined to say what type of firearm was involved in the shooting.

The sheriff's department also did not release the man's name or the identities of those who were questioned in connection to the shooting.

Those three people also were hunting, Eichman said.

Clayton-Winchester firefighters and the state Department of Natural Resources assisted at the scene.

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