CA: Man shot in hunting mishap
Man shot in hunting mishap
By Record Searchlight staff
Originally published 02:19 p.m.
A 52-year old Salinas man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg
Thursday in a hunting accident, a Siskiyou County Sheriff's office
spokeswoman reported today. Ronnie Edgar Williams was transported by
ambulance from the U. S. Forest Service Ash Creek station to Mercy
Medical Center in Mount Shasta for treatment of a gunshot wound to his
Williams told deputies that he and three friends were walking on
Harris Springs Road east of Pilgrim Creek Road after a deer hunt.
As he adjusted his his rifle sling, he said, a handgun he was
carrying in a leather holster went off and he was wounded in his calf.
His friends applied medical aid and drove him to the U. S. Forest
Service Ash Creek station where an ambulance was called for him.
A sheriff’s deputy who inspected the holster said that it had been
blown out, confirming that the gun had gone off from inside the holster.
Williams underwent surgery Thursday and was recovering at the
hospital today, the spokeswoman said.
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