Hunter Shot In Eastern Idaho In Critical Condition - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Hunter Shot In Eastern Idaho In Critical Condition

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Police in eastern Idaho say a hunter in Madison County has been shot by another hunter after being mistaken for a deer.

Police say 35-year-old William Hansen was shot in the chest about 7:15 p.m. on Friday by 57-year-old Mark J. Later. The Madison County Sheriff's Office tells KIFI-TV that rescuers took Hansen to a nearby field where he was airlifted to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

A spokesman at the hospital on Saturday afternoon said Hansen is in critical condition following surgery on Friday. Police say an investigation is continuing.

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