Man injured in hunting accident

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Man injured in hunting accident

At 2:40 p.m. on January 25, Digby RCMP was called to the Digby General Hospital following a report of a patient with a gunshot wound.

The initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred near the Four Point Rd. in Weymouth. Three men, known to each other, were out rabbit hunting and one man got separated from the others. One man shot at what he thought was a rabbit, and accidentally injured the victim.

A 20-year-old man from Digby County, suffered non life-threatening injuries.​ A 35-year-old man from Digby County was arrested and is facing charges of Careless Use of Firearm and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm. He was release from custody and is scheduled to appear in Digby Provincial Court on March 16, 2020.

The investigation is ongoing.

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