MN: Elk River man shot by brother in holiday grouse hunting accident
Elk River man shot by brother in holiday grouse hunting accident
December 29, 2010
A 25-year-old man was transported to the Park Rapids hospital following a
Christmas day shooting in Wadena County.
The man, identified as Mark Vonada, of Elk River, was allegedly shot by
his 15-year-old Park Rapids brother as they were grouse hunting, according
to Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr.
The accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in a brush-covered area
northeast of Sebeka in Meadow Township.
Pellets from the 12-gauge shotgun hit Vonada’s head and face.
Authorities on the scene said none of the pellets lodged in Vonada’s
He was transported by Tri County Ambulance to St. Joseph’s Area Health
Services in Park Rapids for removal of the pellets.
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting and has
referred it to the county attorney’s office for review.
Deputies were assisted by Sebeka First Responders and State Patrol
officers at the scene.
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