Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Man unintentionally shot in the head while ice fishing

54-year-old Scott Fraley, of Raymond, Maine, was ice fishing with friends on Cobbosseecontee Stream Sunday when he was shot in the head. The wound was not life-threatening and he was able to walk off the ice on his own. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and released.

The police reported they found 21-year-old Bryan Hickey walking in the woods behind the West Gardiner Rod and Gun Club, carrying a bolt-action rifle. Hickey told police he was "in the woods hunting and had just recently attempted to shoot a squirrel that was in a tree."

Police think the bullet ricocheted off the tree and then struck Fraley.

Police are still investigating the incident and no charges have been filed. It is illegal to hunt on Sunday in Maine.

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