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Hunter shot in head and body by another hunter in Flagler County, police say

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A hunter in Flagler County was shot by a fellow hunter over the weekend, according to police.

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Officers said the shooting happened Sunday morning in the area of Old Haw Creek Road in Bunnell.

Police said they were called by a man who was hunting turkey and thought he shot an animal.

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The hunter soon discovered that he had shot a decoy bird and another hunter nearby was shouting out that he had been shot, according to a report.

Police said the victim was shot in the head and torso with what appeared to be birdshot.

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The victim was taken to Halifax Health in Daytona Beach by a medical helicopter.

Officials said the shooter, John Bennett, Sr., expressed remorse for the shooting and showed officers where the incident occurred.

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The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission was notified of the incident and are leading the investigation.

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