3 men were rabbit hunting in Weymouth, N.S., when one got separated from group and was shot

Jan 27, 2020

A 20-year-old man was shot but is expected to survive after a hunting accident in Weymouth, N.S., Sunday afternoon. 

Digby RCMP were called shortly after 2:30 p.m. to Digby General Hospital after a man showed up with a gunshot wound. The man, who is from Digby County, was shot while rabbit hunting near Fort Point Road with two other men, police said in a news release.

The three men were out hunting when one of them got separated from the others. Police said one of the men shot at what he thought was a rabbit and injured the 20-year-old. 

A 35-year-old Digby County man was arrested and is facing charges of careless use of firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Digby provincial court on March 16.

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