Chatsworth man shot while hunting; flown to Erlanger
October 23, 2011
From WRCB TV
CHATSWORTH, MURRAY COUNTY (WRCB)-- The Georgia Department of
Natural Resources is searching for the gunman who failed to render
aid in an accidental shooting.
Rick Lavender, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural
Resources (DNR), says Perry Hudson was shot in the upper right arm
around 8:45 a.m.
Saturday while hunting on the Chattahoochee National Forest at the
end of Peeple's Lake Road.
Lavender says the hunter called for help several times, but
eventually walked out of the woods on his own before driving himself
to Murray Medical Center. Hudson was flown to Erlanger from there
with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Sergeant John VanLandingham says the DNR is searching for the
gunman, who never provided aid to the victim after he called for
help several times.
However, Sgt. VanLandingham says foul play is not suspected.
Lavender says Hudson was hunting with two other men, and says one
of them was charged by the DNR with hunting without fluorescent
orange, hunting over bait and possession of a firearm by a convicted
He says Murray County was pursuing a separate charge.
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