Man critically injured in S. Oregon hunting accident

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A 34-year-old man is being treated at a Springfield-area hospital after being shot while hunting in Douglas County.

The News-Review reports ( ) that police received a report of a man being shot in the chest near Glide on Wednesday. When medical crews arrived they found the man had been shot in his shoulder.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the man was dragging a doe up a hill while his girlfriend carried his weapon. When they were walking, the sling of the gun broke, allowing the gun to strike the ground and discharge.

As of Thursday morning, the man was listed in critical condition.


Information from: The News-Review,

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