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
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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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