CLAYTON – One hunter mistakenly shot another while dove hunting in Johnston County. The incident happened Saturday afternoon in a field in the 2100 block of NC Highway 42 West.
The 32 year-old victim said he was dove hunting in the field when another hunter fired his weapon. Several of the pellets struck the victim. The victim spoke with the man who fired the gun and both agreed it was accidental.
The victim was treated and released at the hospital for minor injuries. The man who fired the shot was not identified.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office took a report from the victim. NC Wildlife Resources was notified about the incident.