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Man accidentally shoots girlfriend while hog hunting

11:02 AM, Apr 23, 2012   |    comments
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BRANDON, Florida (WKMG) -- A 52-year-old Brandon woman is recovering after her boyfriend accidentally shot her instead of a hog while the two were hunting in western Flagler County.

Flagler County Sheriff's deputies said it happened at the Cowart Hunt Camp on County Road 305 on Saturday evening.

Deputies said Steven Egan, 52, and his girlfriend Lisa Simmons were inside a tent when Egan saw a hog. He shot at the hog but wasn't sure if he hit it.

Egan then walked out of the tent to look for the hog. When he heard some rustling in the woods, he fired again.

Instead of hitting the hog, Egan shot Simmons with his .30 caliber rifle. The bullet went through both of her legs.

Egan told police he didn't know Simmons had left the tent.

Simmons was fireflighted to Halifax Medical Center, where she underwent surgery Saturday evening. She was listed in serious condition.

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