TOPEKA – Authorities say two people are in the hospital after they were injured in two separate hunting accidents on the same day.
According to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg while turkey hunting with three other boys on Sunday.
Morse says a shotgun carried by another boy accidentally discharged and hit the teen. He was taken to a Topeka hospital and is in stable condition.
The sheriff didn’t give a specific age for the boy carrying the shotgun but says he’s no older than 10.
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Less than five hours after the first incident, The Topeka Capital Journal reports another person was injured after falling from a tree stand.
The male, whose name or age wasn’t released, was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition.