Two injured in hunting accidents this weekend
A teenager was accidentally shot in the leg in one of the two separate hunting accidents reported in Jackson County Sunday morning, Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse reported.
The first incident occurred at 7:40 a.m. when a 15-year-old male was accidentally shot in the lower leg with a shotgun at approximately half a mile north of 118th and B Roads near Delia.
Morse said the incident is believed to have occurred when three males (all under age 18) were turkey hunting and a shotgun accidentally discharged while in possession of a child under the age of 10. There were no adults present at the time of the hunting accident, Morse said.
The victim was transported to a Topeka hospital for treatment and remains in stable condition, Morse said.
The sheriff’s office also responded to a report of a man who fell from a hunting tree stand at 246th and G Roads near Soldier. The man was transported by Jackson County EMS to a Topeka hospital and was also listed in stable condition, Morse said.
As of press time, Morse had not released the names of any of those injured.