LINCOLN, Neb. – A Denton man and his son were injured in a hunting incident Sept. 1 at Yankee Hill Wildlife Management Area in Lancaster County.
Francisco Barbosa Almazan, 27, and his 8-year-old son were hurt while hunting doves. Both took pellets to the face from the shotgun of 23-year-old Arturo Garcia of Omaha, who was hunting in the same area. Garcia swung on a dove, shot, and struck the victims.
Almazan was treated and released from Bryan LGH Medical Center West and his son was held overnight for observation. A third member of their hunting party was not injured.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident, which occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Game and Parks reminds hunters to always be sure of their target and what lies beyond their target.