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Shooting Lands Summit County Elk Hunter in the Hospital

IT'S ONE THING TO COME UP EMPTY, WHILE ELK HUNTING...BUT ANOTHER THING, TO GET SHOT IN THE KNEE, BY YOUR GIRLFRIEND, WHEN YOU'RE DONE.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO A MAN WEDNESDAY MORNING -- IN THE MOUNTAINS, EAST OF OAKLEY -- AS HIS COMPANION WAS UNLOADING THEIR RIFLE.

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF'S CAPTAIN JUSTIN MARTINEZ SAYS, THE WOMAN CALLED 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

HER BOYFRIEND WAS IN FAIR AND STABLE CONDITION, AS HE WAS LOADED ONTO A HELICOPTER, BOUND FOR A SALT LAKE HOSPITAL.

BOTH THE VICTIM -- AND HIS GIRLFRIEND -- TOLD POLICE THE SHOOTING WAS ACCIDENTAL.

CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE NOT EXPECTED.

THE MAN AND WOMAN ARE EACH IN THEIR EARLY 20'S.

 

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