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MI: Indianapolis man dies of wound suffered while deer hunting in Midland County

Indianapolis man dies of wound suffered while deer hunting in Midland County

by LaNia Coleman | The Saginaw News
Tuesday November 18, 2008, 6:15 PM

MIDLAND -- Midland County sheriff's deputies were investigating the shooting death of a hunter.

Corey A. Welch died early Tuesday at Hurley Medical Center in Flint.

The 33-year-old Indianapolis, Ind., man suffered a gunshot wound to the back about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, said Sheriff Jerry A. Nielsen.

Welch was hunting deer from a blind in Warren Township near Coleman.

Investigators believe a 26-year-old Coleman woman, who was hunting from a blind east of Welch's location, fired the shot that struck Welch, Nielsen said.

"She saw a deer and pulled up and shot at the deer," the sheriff said. "Seconds later, she heard yelling. She located the victim and rendered aid to him."

Mid-Michigan had not had a hunting-related shooting death since 2006, when two hunters died of wounds that apparently were accidentally self-inflicted, Saginaw News records show.  

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