WI: Deforest man shot in face by friend in hunting accident
April 20, 2012 By Gitte Laasby, JSOnline.com
A 55-year-old Dane County man is in the hospital after his
friend mistook him for a turkey and shot him in the face with a
shotgun Sunday morning.
Preliminary investigation shows the
55-year-old, who is from Deforest north of Madison, and his
56-year-old friend from Sun Prairie were hunting turkeys at the
Kendall Lake Public Hunting Property on state Highway 80 east of
Muscoda around 6:30 a.m. Sunday, the Iowa County Sheriff's Office
said in anews release.
The 56-year-old moved from where he
had been sitting when he heard what he thought was a turkey behind
him. He told deputies he "thought he saw a turkey and fired his
shotgun not knowing his friend had also moved his position."
The shot struck the 55-year-old with several pellets in his head,
face and neck, the news release said.
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