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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 felon.

He says Murray County was pursuing a separate charge.

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