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Hunter Shot, Injured By Companions In East Wisconsin

Authorities Says Shooting Appears Accidental

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A hunter was shot in the leg by members of his hunting party during a deer drive in eastern Wisconsin earlier this week.

Investigators say two members of the party were trying to shoot a deer in Ozaukee County mid-day on Wednesday when they fired their rifles in the direction of a 53-year-old man from Random Lake.

He was struck in the upper left leg.

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Members of the hunting party provided first aid.

Authorities say the man was flown to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is leading the investigation with help from the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say the shooting appears to be accidental.