Westford Hunter Shot, Critically Injured
By CATHY JOHNSTON
and DANA WILLHOIT, Sun Staff
TOWNSEND The first day of shotgun deer-hunting season
opened with an accident in the state forest here yesterday morning, when a
Westford man was shot in the head by a fellow hunter as a bear approached
their group, officials said.
Michael J. Doherty, 41, of Oak Road, was in critical
condition at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center at Worcester
this morning, a nursing supervisor said.
It appears that Doherty was accidentally shot by one of
his friends who was aiming at the black bear that was approaching them
around 10 a.m., according to Felix Browne, a Massachusetts Environmental