Man injured in Goodhue County hunting accident
Monday, September 23, 2013 , by Brett Boese
Thao Yang, 28, was injured from “a stray shotgun blast,” according to a press release issued Monday by the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. The incident is believed to have happened at 1:50 p.m., though local authorities weren’t alerted to the situation until contacted by St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood at 5:19 p.m.
Yang was treated and released on Sunday, according to a hospital spokesperson.
It’s believed that Yang was hunting with another person when he was struck by pellets from a nearby hunter who was not part of their group.
“It’s one of those things of too much hunting in one place, I think,” said Kris Weiss, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman