By Floyd Ingram/ Chickasaw Journal
OKOLONA – Two men were transported to North Mississippi Medical Center on Saturday evening after a hunting accident.
According to Lt. Randy Newell, a spokesman with Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, four men who knew each other were turkey hunting off of Highway 41 near the Natchez Trace Parkway when two were shot around 5:10 p.m.
Lewis Frazier, 53, and Trey MacAlister, 56, were reportedly accidentally shot by Charles Hall with one shot from a shotgun.
Newell said both men were released from the hospital, and no charges have been filed. Newell said the accident will be reconstructed and it is under investigation.
Newell urged hunters with all the camoflage and gear that turkey hunters use, “please make sure you know your target before you pull the trigger.”