Portland-area man shot in legs with shotgun pellets

WIMER — A Portland-area man received nonlife-threatening shotgun pellet wounds to the legs early Saturday morning after his hunting partner shot him, according to an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife news release.

The two men, ages 44 and 60, were turkey hunting at sunrise outside of Wimer when the incident occurred, according to the release. The men were standing about 70 yards away from each other when a turkey flew out of its roost, causing the 60-year-old to shoot and hit the 44-year-old in the legs.

The two men made it to their car, where the younger man was transported to Providence Medford Medical Center.

Both men were wearing camouflage clothing, and visibility was poor because of lighting and terrain.

The men's names will be released Sunday after further investigation by OSP.

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