UPDATE: Police identify man shot while hunting in Ionia County

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UPDATE:

Boston Twsp, Mich — Ionia County Sheriff’s Deputies have identified the man who was accidentally shot while hunting over the weekend.

The man shot was 28-year-old Marcus Fron of Lowell. He was hospitalized and is expected to make a full recovery. The shooter was identified as 29-year-old David Fron of Saranac. David Fron is the brother of the victim.

The two men were hunting together Saturday. According to Ionia County Sheriff’s Deputies, David was some distance away and believed he saw the deer moving and heard the deer making noise. David fired again, and after firing that shot, he learned he had struck his brother. David immediately called 911 for help, and the two men walked out of the field together where they were met by medical first responders.

Original Story:

BOSTON TOWNSHIP, MICH. (WLNS) — A man was flown to the hospital Saturday evening after he was shot while hunting.

Ionia county central dispatch tells 6 News it happened around 5:30 p.m.

The man was hunting in the area near Grand River Avenue and Kyser road.

6 News is working to learn more information about how the man was shot. The Ionia Sheriff’s office is still investigation.

UPDATE*****

Ionia County Sheriff’s Department said medical first responders were dispatched to a field near the intersection of Bell Road and W. Grand River Avenue in Boston Township to a report of an accidental shooting.

Initial reports indicated that while hunting, one man had accidentally shot another man with a muzzle loading rifle.

When the Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, they found out that two men were involved.

Deputies say the victim is a 28-year-old Lowell man and the shooter is a 29-year-old Saranac man. The two men are brothers and had been hunting together.

The sheriff’s office investigation on the scene and follow up interviews determined this was by all accounts an accidental shooting that occurred after the men were looking for a deer that one brother had shot earlier with his muzzle loading rifle.

After the two men exhausted a search for the deer, which they were unable to locate, they became separated in the dense corn.

The shooter in this case was some distance away and believed he saw the deer moving and heard the deer making noise and fired again. Deputies said after firing that shot learned, the shooter had struck his brother.

The suspect who shot his brother immediately called 911 for help, and the two men walked out of the field together where they were met by medical first responders.

Due to the severity of the injury, officers said LIFE EMS requested Aero Medand and the victim was flown to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in serious condition, but is stable.

The exact cause of the shooting remains under investigation, but everyone involved have been fully cooperative with investigators. Assisting at the scene was the Saranac Fire Department, LIFE EMS, and Aero Med of Grand Rapids.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article stated that the shooter shot the victim while the shooter was loading his rifle. It has been updated to read that the shooter shot the victim when he mistakenly shot his own brother instead of a deer.

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