- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A hunter has been released from the hospital after being shot in the face by his hunting partner in Carroll County.

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks’ Lt. Chris Reed tells the Clarion-Ledger reports (https://on.thec-l.com/1LW29Ip) that the incident happened Friday morning.

Reed says 63-year-old Curtis Entrekin and 69-year-old Charles Childs were hunting turkeys together but had separated at some point during the morning.

Officials say Childs was returning to the area where the two men parted when he was shot. Reed says it appears to be a case of a hunter mistaking another for game.

Reed says Childs was taken to a hospital, where he had 26 pellets removed from his face and neck area.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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