Michigan Man Shot By Brother While Deer Hunting Near Grand Rapids

The older brother thought he saw the deer.

WWJ News
November 17, 2019 - 12:52 pm

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BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ) -- An investigation is underway after a man was airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital Saturday evening after being shot by his brother while deer hunting.

Authorities say two West Michigan men, ages 28 and 29, were hunting in a field southeast of Grand Rapids in Ionia County's Boston Township when one of the men shot a deer around 5:30 p.m. According to a report from WOOD TV in Grand Rapids, the brothers went searching for a deer in dense corn and became separated.

The 29-year-old -- a resident of Saranac -- thought he saw his brother, a 28-year-old Lowell resident, so he shot his muzzleloading rifle again, but struck his brother.

Police say the older man called 911 and helped his brother walk out of the corn field, where they were met by EMTs.

The brother who had been shot was listed in serious but stable condition.

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation and says everyone involved in the shooting was cooperating.