A man was shot in the hand while coyote hunting Saturday, officials with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office said.

They said the incident happened in the 4000 block of W. Lincoln Ave. about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.

The man was with a couple friends when they were walking back to the car. Police said his rifle was mounted to a tripod, but came apart and fell on the ground when the shot went off.

Officials said he was shot once in his left hand and is expected to recover at Butterworth Hospital.


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