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Hunter’s rifle shoots him in stomach

An accidental rifle discharge cut a Georgia man’s hunting trip short, sending him instead to the hospital.

Sometime after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to mile marker 20 on County Road 245 near New Castle. They arrived to find that Daniel Angelo, 40, of Macon, Ga., had been shot in the stomach.

According to the sheriff’s report, Angelo was moving a loaded black powder rifle inside the vehicle when it slipped out of its case, fell on the ground, landed on the butt of its stock and fired off a round, hitting him in the stomach.

Angelo was with two fellow hunters from Georgia when the incident happened. The two men took him into cell phone range and called 911.

Angelo was transported by a New Castle ambulance to Valley View Hospital, where he underwent three hours of surgery. He was then placed in the hospital’s intensive care unit and is expected to recover.

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