Waubun, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Twin Cities deer hunter was shot in an apparent hunting accident Sunday morning. 

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It happened in northwest Minnesota’s Becker County. A news release issued by the Becker County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the incident shortly after 11:30 a.m. 

Officials have identified the hunter as 40-year-old Jeremy Nichols Sailor. He was able to call 911 after being shot. 

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Sailor and his hunting partner got into a vehicle and departed from their hunting area about 40 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes to a hospital, however the vehicle broke down. An Ambulance found the vehicle and took the Minneapolis man to Bemidji where he received treatment for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. 


The Becker County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation indicates Sailor’s partner accidentally fired his gun while checking to see if it was unloaded. The discharged bullet struck Sailor in the leg. 

Authorities have ruled the shooting an accident and say it’s no longer under investigation. The identity of the man who accidentally shot Sailor has not been released.

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