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Man hunting hogs says he accidentally shot woman

Authorities: Man says he accidentally shot girlfriend while hunting hogs in north Fla. woods By The Associated Press

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) ' Authorities say a woman has been hospitalized in Florida after her boyfriend reported he heard a noise in the woods during a hog-hunting trip and accidentally shot her in the legs.

The Flagler County Sheriff's office says Steven Egan was in a tent with Lisa Simmons when he saw a hog and shot at it Saturday evening. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/I5Ap0L ) reports Egan told authorities he thought he hit the hog and left the tent to search for it. The sheriff's statement said he heard a noise, thought it was the hog and fired in that direction.

Deputies say Simmons was struck with a .30-caliber bullet in both legs and underwent surgery at a medical center, where she was in serious condition. Egan and Simmons are both 52.




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