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2 Men Injured In Weekend Hunting Accident


Shooting Under Investigation

POSTED: 8:35 am CDT April 25, 2005

UPDATED: 8:17 pm CDT April 25, 2005

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. -- A weekend hunting accident sent two men to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Jackson County sheriff's deputies said that the men were out turkey hunting near Grain Valley when another hunter apparently mistook them for turkeys and opened fire.

The wounded men got out of the woods and called 911 for help.

Authorities were searching for evidence when another phone call came in.

"It's our understanding the shooter actually called in and said he was aware of the situation and knew what happened and told us where he lived and told us he would show us what happened and where he was. At that point, we came and talked to him and realized he was involved in the incident," Deputy Ronda Montgomery said.

Investigators said that both men will recover. One of the men, a 20-year-old from Oak Grove, may lose an eye, officials said. The second victim's condition was not available.

Deputies did not release the names of the men and no charges have been filed. The shooting remains under investigation.

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