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Man aiming for gophers at Spink County home accidently shoots nearby fisherman from Redfield


REDFIELD, South Dakota — Police in Spink County say a man who was taking aim at some gophers in his yard accidently shot a 20-year-old fisherman from Redfield.

Authorities say the 20-year-old man was fishing at Turtle Creek when he was struck by a stray round from a 22-caliber weapon. He was treated at the Redfield Hospital. He's expected to make a full recovery.

KDLT-TV reports ( ) the Spink County Sheriff's Office and the state Department of Criminal Investigation looking into the matter.

Information from: KDLT-TV,

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