WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - A 78-year old man is in the hospital following a hunting accident in Pasco County early Saturday morning.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says that 2 friends and their bulldog went deer hunting Saturday morning. They were driving on a bumpy road when their dog got excited and bumped a Browning 308 rifle that was in the truck, causing it to discharge. The driver, Billy Brown of Dade City was shot in the right thigh above his knee.
The accident happened about a mile and a half into the woods from the intersection of Old Pasco Road and Gillette Road.
Brown was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital. As of 6 pm. Saturday hospital officials said Brown was out of surgery and in critical condition.
Investigators say the two men have been hunting together for over 25 years.
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