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Hunter Shoots Girlfriend Instead of Hog

6:31 PM, Apr 22, 2012   |    comments
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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- A man thought he was shooting a hog, but it turns out he shot his girlfriend.

According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Steven Egan, 52, and Lisa Simmons, 52, were hog hunting at the Cowart Hunt Camp on County Road 305 in West Flagler County.

Just before 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Egan was in a hunt tent when he thought he saw a hog and shot it, deputies said.

Egan left the tent to find the animal, but he could not.

Instead he found his girlfriend in the woods and discovered he had shot her in the legs with a .30 caliber rifle bullet.

Deputies say the bullet traveled through both of Simmons' upper legs. Egan said he did not know Simmons has left the tent.

Simmons was flown to Halifax Medical Center where she had surgery Saturday night.

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