Woman accidentally shoots boyfriend on hunting trip

Posted at 9:38 AM, Nov 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-20 11:44:34-05

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A man was accidentally shot in the knee by his girlfriend Wednesday morning during a hunting trip.

Police said the accident happened around 8 a.m. in the Elk Ridge area near Oakley.

Capt. Justin Martinez with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said the couple had just finished hunting and were loading their truck when it happened. He said the woman was unloading a Remington Bolt Action Rifle when it accidentally discharged, hitting her boyfriend in the knee.

A medical helicopter responded to the scene. The man was reported in stable condition.

Martinez said the incident does not appear suspicious.

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