MI: Man shot in Barry Co. hunting accident
November 19, 2009
Man shot in Barry Co. hunting accident
A 58-year-old Farmington Hills man was shot in the chest in a hunting
accident early this morning in Barry County's Prairieville Township,
township police reported.
The victim's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, the report
Dale Smith was standing in a hunting camp in the 10000 block of Ford Road
when a 12-gauge slug came through heavy woods from a 51-year-old hunter some
300 to 400 yards away, police reported, striking Smith in the chest.
The shooter missed a fleeing deer.
Emergency vehicles couldn't reach the camp and Smith was carried to
Pridecare Ambulance trucks by all-terrain vehicles. He was taken to Borgess
Medical Center in Kalamazoo and is expected to be held overnight for
observation before being released, police reported.
The Prairieville Township Police Department was assisted by Pine Lake
Fire Medical First Responders, the Barry Township Police Department, the
Barry County Sheriff's Department and Michigan Department of Natural
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