A man was shot in a hunting accident in Shizuoka on Sunday. Police said the man was shot while harvesting wild mountain plants in the woods where another man was hunting deer.
TV Asahi reported that the incident took place at around 10:30 a.m. in Nagaizumi-cho. A 73-year-old member of a local hunting club shot off a single round into the woods expecting to hit a deer. Instead, his shot grazed the head of a 63-year-old man, 30 meters away, knocking him unconscious. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.
According to police, the shooter was out on a routine deer-hunting trip in the woods of the mountain along with 10 other hunting club members. Police said the shooting was accidental.© Japan Today