- Associated Press - Sunday, November 17, 2019

SARANAC, Mich. (AP) - A sheriff’s department says a hunter was badly wounded in western Michigan when he was accidentally shot by his brother.

The shooting happened Saturday in a rural area near the Ionia County village of Saranac. Officials say the 28-year-old Lowell man was taken by helicopter from the scene to a Grand Rapids hospital in serious but stable condition.

The sheriff’s department says the brothers were looking in dense corn for a deer they had shot and became separated. One man thought he saw the deer, so he fired again. He soon realized he had shot his brother and called 911.

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The brothers walked out of the cornfield where they met emergency workers.

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