A Minnesota man was hospitalized with serious injuries Sunday after his 10-year-old hunting partner accidentally shot him in the buttocks.
Valley News Live reported that the incident occurred in Hubbard County during opening weekend of the youth deer-hunting season.
The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Department, which responded to the incident, identified the man as Gary Peters.
Peters, 50, had accompanied the youth on a hunt earlier Sunday. Back at his truck, he instructed the youth to unload the bolt-action 270-caliber rifle.
While attempting to do so, the child apparently pulled the trigger, with the bullet passing through both of Peters’ buttocks.
Peters was transported to a nearby hospital and subsequently airlifted to a larger hospital in Fargo.
–Generic deer image courtesy of ©Pete Thomas