An individual in Collier County, Florida was accidentally shot while hunting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission weekly law enforcement report states.
According to the report, Officers Stearns, Jackson, and Investigator Yanez responded to assist the Collier County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) with the incident.
After meeting with CCSO detectives and speaking to both witnesses, it was determined that the group of three were hunting on the property belonging to the victim. The shooter believed he had heard a wild hog in the bushes, ultimately turning toward the brush and firing off his shotgun.
The victim exited the wooded area and was immediately attended to. EMS was called to the scene, rushing the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment.
As of publication, the status of the shot hunter is unknown.
In other law enforcement news, Florida police are patrolling the Florida-Georgia line for hunters with deer; read the full story here.
Article by Rachael Volpe