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UPDATE: Hunter shot in Chippewa County in good condition

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Chippewa County (WQOW) - An area deer hunter who was shot in the chest by a member of his hunting group has been upgraded to 'good' condition.

Robert Quinnell of Withee was shot by a 14-year-old boy. It happened during a deer drive Saturday morning in northern Chippewa County.

The DNR it still investigating and says it will be up to the district attorney to decide of any charges are filed.

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Chippewa County (WQOW) - The DNR is investigating a shooting in Chippewa County. The DNR says a 14-year-old male shot a 50-year-old male hunter Saturday morning around 8:30 in the Town of Ruby. No names have been released.

Both were part of a large deer drive. The DNR says a deer ran in between the two, and the 14-year-old shot. The victim was shot in the upper chest, and he was airlifted to the hospital. He is expected to survive.

"This shooting illustrates the importance of having a well-defined plan before engaging in a deer drive," says DNR spokesman Ed Culhane. "It's very important for shooters to know where their safe shooting zones are."

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