Always look before you shoot, is what one hunter should be telling himself after an incident over the weekend.
A duck hunter in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, was shot by a deer hunter on Sunday, according to local media reports.
The incident took place Sunday at 2 p.m. local time near Mapleton Road in Oconomowoc, ABC2 reported. The duck hunter was dressed in camouflage, and police noted that the shooting seemed to be accidental.
The duck hunter is expected to survive his injuries.
But it gets worse: Western Lakes Fire District Chief Brad Bowen said that one of its ambulances got involved in an accident on the way to the shooting.
“We were responding to that incident and our ambulance was involved in a property damage only accident,” Bowen said, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “There was another ambulance also en route so there was no delay in patient care.”
The hunter who fired his weapon was taken into custody.
The shooting remains under investigation, NBC26 reported.
Earlier this month, a 14-year-old Missouri girl thought she shot a deer—but it turned out to be an elk, which was technically illegal.
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“She called her dad, who was hunting nearby, and her dad realized it was an elk,” said Tom Strother, who is the regional supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, USA Today reported.
More tragically, a New York hunter shot a woman who was walking her dog. He reportedly believed she was a deer.
Rosemary Billquist, 43, was killed by a single shot as she walked her dogs in Chautauqua County located in western New York near the Pennsylvania border.
Officials said that Thomas Jadlowski, 34, thought he saw a deer in a field 200 yards away when he opened fire, the New York Post reported.
No charges were filed against him. An investigation is ongoing, according to the New York Post.
Officials, however, said the shooting took place about 40 minutes after sunset, which is illegal, NBC New York reported.
Jadlowski was also using a pistol.
Billquist was taken to the hospital on Wednesday in Erie and later died of her injuries, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
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