Hunting accident sends one to the hospital in Cass County

By KBJR News 1

Hunting accident sends one to the hospital in Cass County

September 23, 2013 Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM CST

Cass County, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A hunting accident over the weekend sent a 19 year old man to the hospital for a gunshot wound to his leg.

Sunday morning, the Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of a gunshot wound victim at the Cass lake Indian Health Services.

An investigation into the incident revealed that while hunters were duck hunting on Leech Lake near Federal Dam, a dog jumped into the boat, engaging the trigger on a shotgun. The 19 year old victim suffered a non-life threatening wound to his lower right leg.

The incident remains under investigation, however authorities say no criminal charges are pending.

The Cass County Sheriffs Office was assisted by the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
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