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Hunter Shot in Cortland County

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A hunting accident in the Town of Willet has sent a 24 year old lone hunter to the hospital.

On Sunday around 4 p.m., a 24 year old man was hunting alone in the woods just off of Route 221 and Fish Hill Rd. when he was shot in the abdomen by a 53 year old man who was also hunting alone in the area, deputies said.

Authorities say the two did not know each other and did not know the other was in the area. The 53 year old hunter was released after being interviewed by a Cortland County investigator.

The victim was airlifted to Upstate Medical in Syracuse to be treated for his injuries.

The identities of the two men involved have not yet been released.