Saturday, November 18, 2017
Public safety

Hunter shoots, wounds man mistaken for deer in northeastern Hillsborough

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TAMPA — A man mistaken for a deer was shot Sunday in a wildlife management area in northeastern Hillsborough County.

The man, identified as Clinton Galentine, suffered non life-threatening injuries, according to Bay News 9.

A spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which investigated the incident, said no charges were filed because the man who fired the shots, identified as Michael Trott, was licensed and had entered the area legally during deer hunting season,

The agency said the shooting occurred nearly a mile southeast of Morris Bridge Road, in the Oakbridge Trail portion of the Lower Hillsborough Wildlife Management Area.

The incident remains under investigation, the wildlife commission said.

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