OH: Hunter shot in leg
December 2, 2009
Hunter Shot In Leg In Shelby Co.
SHELBY COUNTY, Ohio -- A Versailles man was shot in the leg above the
knee in a hunting accident Wednesday morning north of Sidney in Shelby
The incident happened in a woods about 500 yards off Thompson-Schiff
Road, near the intersection of Mason Road. It was reported to 911 at 6:30
Deputies identified the wounded hunter as Clarence Leugers, 65, of the
Versailles area. Wildlife officers said a hunter from a different party shot
Officer Timothy Rourke said the shooting happened before daylight so
charges are very likely against the shooter.
Rourke said, "There is a start and stop time for a reason and this is why
those need to be listened to. There can be visibility issues and people
can't see their party."
Leugers was removed from the woods by paramedics from Anna Rescue and
taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney where the squad met up with
Careflight. He was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He was
conscious and talking to EMTs.
Leugers is a retired school teacher from Versailles, and is also retired
from a position at Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney.
This is day three of the seven-day deer-gun hunting season in Ohio.
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