Turkey-hunting accident lands man in hospital
by Laura Johnson
lbjohnson@annistonstar.com
Apr 28, 2012 | 5702 views |  0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An accidental shooting in Knighten’s Crossroads landed one man in an area hospital Saturday, authorities said.

Two men were hunting in full camouflage near the intersection of U.S. 278 and Roy Webb Road early Saturday when one took aim at a turkey and peppered his partner’s face with a shotgun blast instead.

The shooter took the victim to Gadsden Regional Medical Center where the injured man was treated for injuries described as “non-life-threatening,” said Matthew Wade, chief deputy for the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim suffered injuries to his right arm, the left side of his neck and right eye, a sheriff’s deputy’s report states.

The report states that the victim and the shooter “are long time hunting buddies and have turkey hunted together on numerous occasions.”
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