Ohio man shot by friend during coyote hunt

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CONVIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 65-year-old Ohio man is recovering at a Kalamazoo hospital after his friend accidentally shot him in the forearm Saturday night.

Calhoun County Sheriff’s deputies were called out to the 22000 block of 15 Mile Rd in Convis Township around 9:45 p.m.

Authorities say the victim, from Swanton, OH, was hunting coyote with his friend, a 59-year-old man from Lambertville, MI, when the Lambertville man shot the victim in his right forearm with a .22 caliber rifle.

The victim was alert and conscious when speaking with deputies and his injuries are considered non-life threatening. The 65-year-old man was taken to a Kalamazoo hospital for treatment.

Deputies say alcohol, drugs were not factors and foul play is not suspected in this incident.

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