Nebraska hunter injured after being accidentally shot in Red Willow County
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A 20-year-old Indianola man was seriously injured Sunday when he was accidentally shot while hunting, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said.
He was shot by a 54-year-old male who had been following him up an embankment around 5 p.m. in Red Willow County.
The man was flown to Bryan West in Lincoln to be treated for his injuries, Game and Parks said.
The commission is investigating.
This marks the third hunting accident reported in the last three days, according to officials. It is the fourth of 2022.
On Friday, a Hickman man was accidentally shot while hunting in Buffalo County.
And the next day, an Omaha man was sent to the hospital after he was accidentally shot while hunting southeast of Yutan.
In May, a 17-year-old was shot and killed while hunting in Hamilton County.
Game and Parks said that in 2021, there were eight reported hunting accidents that resulted in personal injury.
Officials remind hunters of the four primary rules of firearm safety:
- Treat every firearm as if it is loaded
- Always point the muzzle of your firearm in a safe direction
- Be sure of your target, what is in front of it and what is beyond it
- Keep your finger outside of the trigger guard until you are ready to fire