MO: Missouri hiker shot in the chest after being mistaken for a turkey, police say


In a statement posted to Facebook, officials said they responded just before 12:30 p.m. on Saturday to a hunter-related incident on the Lewis and Clark Trail at the August A. Busch Memorial and Weldon Spring Conservation Area, St. Charles County.

 Rescue crews used utility vehicles to reach the man, who was eventually air-lifted to a trauma center, reported NBC News affiliate KSDK.
Neither the wounded hiker nor the hunter have been identified. The hiker was in serious condition after being shot, officials said, according to KSDK.

Witnesses told KSDK that they believed the shooting was a freak accident and that hikers sometimes wear bright colors to prevent being mistaken for turkey.


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