St. Louis deer hunter accidentally shot -

St. Louis deer hunter accidentally shot



AUXVASSE, Mo. (AP) -- A deer hunter has been wounded in mid-Missouri on the first day of the firearms deer season.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that another deer hunter accidentally shot the 67-year-old man from St. Louis in the abdomen Saturday. The shooter was taking his deer rifle out of its sling when it went off.

The names of the victim and the shooter were not released.

The hunter was airlifted to University Hospital. The sheriff's department said the victim is expected to survive.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is investigating.

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