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Dauphin RCMP received a call Friday evening about a hunting incident on Highway 271 near Pulp River.
RCMP said around 7:30 p.m. they were notified that a 16-year-old boy had been shot.
The teen was airlifted to Winnipeg hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators said a 67-year-old man was hunting beaver in the same area when he fired his gun toward the ground into the bush. The 16-year-old victim was in the bush when he was hit by the bullet.
RCMP said it appears the two weren’t aware of the other’s presence in the area.
The 67-year-old man from Duck Bay was charged with careless use of a firearm.
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