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LSO: Man hospitalized following hunting accident

The Sheriff’s Office says the man has serious, but non-life-threatening injuries
Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 3:25 AM CST
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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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