January 8, 2018

HOWARDSVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — A hunter is recovering in the hospital after he was accidentally shot by another hunter in southern Albemarle County.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said the accident happened near Howardsville around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

A DGIF official said a deer ran between two hunters, and when one of them tried to shoot it, he accidentally shot another hunter twice in the left arm.

The hunter was taken to the University of Virginia Health System with non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed at this time, but officials said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.


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