NM: Hunter hospitalized after shooting himself
Hunter hospitalized after shooting himself
10th January, 2011
LAS CRUCES - A 24-year-old hunter from Hatch is in an El Paso hospital
after authorities said he accidentally shot himself in the abdomen while
sitting in a vehicle about 1 p.m. Sunday.
No charges are expected to be filed, according to Do a Ana County
sheriff's Lt. Michael Kinney.
At the time of the incident the man was hunting small game with a
27-year-old friend in the desert near Hatch, Kinney said in a news release.
While in the vehicle the victim accidentally shot himself with a
He was taken to a Hatch gas station by the friend where they called 911,
The victim was conscious and talking to law enforcement and first
responders on the scene.
He was airlifted to University Medical Center in El Paso for treatment.
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