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Brothers' Hunting Trip Ends in a Bad Misfire

Michigan man shoots his brother by mistake while tracking a deer
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2019 8:00 AM CST
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(Newser) – Two brothers were tracking a deer in a Michigan corn field when one of them heard a rustling, spotted something moving, and opened fire. The man shot his brother, not a deer, reports the Detroit Free Press. The 28-year-old victim was flown to a hospital, where he is in serious but stable condition. Police say the other brother, 29, called 911 immediately after realizing his mistake. One of them had shot a deer earlier, and they were trying to track it down in a dense corn field when they became separated, explains the Ionia County Sheriff's Office in a news release. Police are treating it as an accidental shooting and say both men have been cooperative in the investigation. (Read more hunting stories.)

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