BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was airlifted to the hospital after being shot by his brother while hunting southwest of Saranac Saturday, authorities say.
It happened around 5:30 p.m. in a field in the area of Grand River Avenue and Bell Road in Boston Township.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office says a 29-year-old Saranac man accidentally shot his brother, a 28-year-old Lowell man, with a muzzleloading rifle.
The sheriff’s office said the pair were out hunting and shot a deer. They went looking for it in dense corn and became separated. The 29-year-old thought he saw the deer, so he fired again. He soon realized he had shot his brother.
The 29-year-old called 911 and helped his brother walk out of the field, where they were met by EMTs.
The 28-year-old was later listed in serious but stable condition at a Grand Rapids hospital.
Neither of the brothers’ names were released Saturday night.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation, saying everyone involved was cooperating.