STOWE, Vt. (AP) - Police in Stowe, Vermont, say a hunter was shot and suffered life-threatening injuries while he and a hunting companion were unloading their guns by their vehicle.
The shooting occurred just before 5 p.m. Tuesday on Brownsville Road.
The details of the shooting, including the name of the victim and the person who fired the shot, have not been released. There is no word Wednesday on the condition of the victim.
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter says it appears the hunters were not following guidance on the safe handling of firearms.
Mandatory hunter training is credited with helping to reduce over the years the number of hunter-involved shootings.
Vermont has not seen a hunter shooting fatality since 2011.