Hunter Shot in Elbow Lake
The Star Tribune reported that a hunter was shot in Elbow Lake Saturday morning, which is the opening day for fire-arms deer hunting. The man was 60 years old and he was shot in the chest a little after 9:30 a.m. The man was waiting for deer, as other hunters were trying to run those deer towards him. Where the bullets came from has yet to be determined and police are investigating.
The Pioneer Press reported the shot to be accidental and that the man was taken to Lake Region Hospital, where he later died. This story was very personal to me because my boyfriend is gone hunting this entire week, including that morning. I understand what the hunters were trying to do, when they wanted to run the deer towards the hunter who got shot, and my boyfriend and the guys he hunts with commonly do that.