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Denton Man and His Son Injured in Hunting Incident

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.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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