BECKER TOWNSHIP (WJON News) - A man was accidentally shot by his daughter Sunday while hunting near Becker.

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Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott says they were called to the 18000 block of 118th St. SE in Becker Township about 7:50 a.m.

Authorities say a 45-year-old man from Becker Township was in a deer stand with his daughter during a youth hunting event. The girl did have the proper apprentice hunter validation that allows supervised youth to hunt with firearms before the regular season.

The girl shot a deer, and then accidentally fired a second round, hitting her father in the leg.

Another family member applied a makeshift tourniquet and Becker firefighters helped get the man out of the tree stand.

The man was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale.

 

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