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NE: Hunter loses eye in accident

Man Accidentally Shot While Hunting

Posted: 9:40 PM Oct 26, 2008
Last Updated: 10:38 AM Oct 27, 2008
Reporter: 10/11 News
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Lancaster County authorities say a Lincoln man lost his left eye after he was accidentally shot while hunting with friends.

Authorities say Jason Evans and six others were pheasant hunting near 11585 West Ashland road around 10:30 Sunday morning.

Authorities say one man shot the pheasant out of the air, but when it fell to the ground it began running. In an attempt to shoot the pheasant again, one of Evans' friends accidentally fired a round of shotgun pellets at his hands and face.

Evans suffered substantial injuries to his left eye. Authorities believe it is an accident and have discontinued the investigated.

Sheriff Terry Wagner says it's a tragic reminder of the need for safety. he said he believed the men were veteran hunters and had hunted as a group several times before.  

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