UNION TOWNSHIP, MI (WTVB) – Michigan State Police say a man who was varmint hunting was shot Wednesday night by a resident of a home on Hodunk Road who mistook him for wildlife. The incident happend in Branch County’s Union Township.
Troopers who were dispatched to the shooting found the wounded hunter lying down in a field behind a home.
They say he was not wearing any orange high visibility clothing. He was airlifted from the scene to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. His condition is not known after being shot once in the head area.
The names of the persons involved have not been released. The shooting appears to have been accidential but the incident remains under investigation.
Michigan State Police were assisted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, LifeCare Ambulance and the Union City Fire Department.