MN: 74-year-old Hunter shot; Wabasha officials seek information
October 1, 2012
By Kay Gate, PostBulletin.com
Officials with the Wabasha County Sheriff and
the Minnesota Conservation Office are investigating what they
believe to be an accidental shooting that injured a hunter.
The 74-year-old man was hit with birdshot from a shotgun about 5
Thursday while crossbow hunting from a ground blind near
Wabasha County Road 21 and 421st Avenue in Mazeppa Township. He
was wearing camouflage clothing.
After the man realized he'd
been hit, he yelled for help, saying he'd been shot. The victim told
authorities he thought one of the men started toward him, but when
he yelled that he'd been shot, he heard what he believed was a group
running toward the parking lot of the state land.
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