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Dodge Co. Sheriff: 80yo golfer apparently shot by man aiming at a woodchuck

The man who fired the weapon was reportedly aiming for a woodchuck
Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 12:33 PM CDT
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LOMIRA, Wis. (WMTV) - An 80-year-old Fond du Lac man was shot while playing golf late Monday morning in the Township of Lomira.

The Dodge Co. Sheriff’s Office described the incident as an accidental shooting, saying a 50-year-old man was trying to shoot a woodchuck that was on his property. One of the bullets apparently ricocheted off several trees, investigators said, before striking the victim while he was on the course of The Golf Club at Camelot, at W192 State Highway 67.

The victim’s injury was considered non-life threatening and he was taken to a Fond du Lac hospital for treatment, the Sheriff’s Office noted.

The Sheriff’s Office did not release the names of either the golfer nor the man who fired the shot, adding that the incident remains under investigation.

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