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Associated Press, Published November 13 2010

Central Minnesota man shoots, injures son in hunting accident

SAUK CENTRE TOWNSHIP, Minn. — Minnesota authorities say a Melrose man accidentally shot and injured his 14-year-old son while their group was hunting deer.

The Stearns County sheriff's office released a statement saying 41-year-old Robert James Gieske was hunting with his son, Taylor, and three others on this afternoon.

Deputies say Taylor was attempting to drive a deer out of heavy willow brush. They say the father saw a deer run out of the thicket and fired.

The statement says Taylor was accidentally struck by the shotgun round and taken to a hospital. It doesn't say where he was hit.

A spokeswoman at St. Cloud Hospital said Taylor was in fair condition Saturday evening.

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