Hunter accidentally shot, expected to survive

CLARENDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A hunter in Calhoun County was accidentally shot on opening day of firearm deer season.

The accident happened around 10:10 a.m. Sunday off the 22000 block of West Drive South in Clarendon Township, southwest of the village of Homer, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say the 21-year-old hunter was removing his jacket when he dropped his 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun. The gun went off, firing a slug into the man’s upper torso.

He was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo with non-life-threatening injuries.

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