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Hunter killed, woman shot in separate incidents

One hunter was fatally shot and a woman sitting in her home was injured in separate hunting accidents in central Alberta.

One hunter was fatally shot and a woman sitting in her home was injured in separate hunting accidents in central Alberta.

Sylvan
Lake RCMP say four men from the Bentley and Lacombe area were hunting
deer on Friday in a heavily wooded field northwest of Bentley.


One man thought he saw a deer and fired with his .308-calibre rifle, waited a minute, saw movement and fired a second shot.


But when the 57-year-old went to investigate a strange noise, he found his hunting partner shot in the abdomen.


The
911 dispatcher gave instructions on first-aid and CPR to the shooter,
and he performed them on the man, but paramedics declared the
55-year-old man dead.


On Monday, a 49-year-old woman was sitting
in a chair in an upstairs room of her home northeast of Eckville when a
bullet shot through the wall and hit her in the leg.


RCMP say four hunters were in an adjacent field and had taken two shots at a deer.


All
four hunters attended the woman's home to provide assistance and she
was taken to hospital with a non life-threatening injury.


Charges are pending against a 34-year-old man from Airdire.


Mounties also say charges are pending in the fatal hunting accident.

 
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