LSO: Man hospitalized following hunting accident
The Sheriff’s Office says the man has serious, but non-life-threatening injuries
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A man is recovering following a hunting accident on Thursday.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 6 p.m. in the area of 176th and Havelock in northeastern Lancaster County.
Deputies said two men, a 41-year-old and an 18-year-old, were about to leave after deer hunting when the 41-year-old was putting the rifle in the backseat of the truck.
LSO said the firearm discharged and went through the seat and hit the 18-year-old in the leg.
Deputies arrived and applied a tourniquet to the teen, before volunteer firefighters arrived and transported him to a Lincoln hospital.
LSO says the man underwent surgery for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to survive.
We’re told there will not be any criminal charges.
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