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Squirrel hunter accidentally shoots a deer hunter in North Webster

NORTH WEBSTER, Ind -- Conservation Officers are investigating the shooting of a deer hunter Saturday at approximately 3:30 p.m.

3 juveniles were squirrel hunting on the DNR Tri-County Fish & Wildlife property. A 16-year-old hunter reported that he fired two shots at what he thought was a squirrel when 33-year-old Trenton Wogoman shouted, "you shot me!"

Wogoman of Nappanee, Indiana was struck by one of the shots in the lower abdomen while deer hunting from an elevated deer stand.

The squirrel hunters assisted Wogoman out of his tree stand, called 911, and assisted him to a nearby road for assistance. Wogoman was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital by North Webster EMS. Samaritan helicopter then airlifted him to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where he is in stable condition.

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