6 hunters mistakenly shot as deer hunting season begins

Nov 6, 2013

Ontario Provincial Police are reminding hunters about the importance of firearm safety after six accidental shootings involving hunters less than a week into deer hunting season.

Central Hastings OPP said the first incident happened around 8:40 a.m. Monday, when a 42-year-old man was accidentally shot in the arm while hunting with a group in Tudor and Cashel Township, near Bancroft.

They said he was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

sixhuntThe second happened on Maple Road in Odessa, where a 55-year-old man was accidentally shot, according to police.

The third happened on Weedmark Road in Montague, northeast of Smiths Falls, when police said they were called to a 59-year-old man’s accidental shooting around 6:45 p.m.

In all of the cases, no charges are going to be laid.

There was another accidental shooting Tuesday near Peterborough. OPP said a 17-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the shoulder by someone else in their hunting party.

He was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Again, no charges will be laid.

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