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53-year-old man accidentally shot by members of his hunting party in Ozaukee County

OZAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating after a man was found in the woods with a gunshot wound.

According to the Sheriff's Office, it happened around 12:25 p.m. on Oriole Lane, north of Jay Road in the Town of Fredonia.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a hunting party comprised of 5 individuals were participating in a deer drive. According to the release, two subjects discharged their rifles in the direction of another member participating in the drive while attempting to shoot a deer.

The 53-year-old man from Random Lake was subsequently shot.

Members of the hunting party provided immediate first aid until deputies arrived on scene. The victim was taken by flight for life to a local hospital.

His injuries are being described as "serious but non-life threatening."

At this time, the incident appears to be an accident and not an intentional act. 


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