3 hunters shot by fellow duck hunter in Lapeer County mishap

Hunter takes aim at duck, shoots 3 men by mistake in Burnside Township

Published On: Oct 08 2012 01:29:12 PM EDT
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BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

Authorities say three Michigan duck hunters ended up wounded following a mishap involving another hunter.

MLive.com reports the men were among a group of four hunting Saturday in Lapeer County's Burnside Township about 55 miles north of Detroit.

The sheriff's department says the three were leaving when the fourth hunter took a shot at a duck, hitting the three men with birdshot.

Authorities say the men ages 42, 59 and 65 were treated at a hospital and released.

No charges are expected.

The sheriff's department says the men who were shot were all wearing camouflage and the 43-year-old shooter didn't see them.