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Man shot during opening day of squirrel hunting

LEHIGH, Iowa – A man was shot on Saturday, September 1, while squirrel hunting at the Brushy Creek State Recreation Area.

Sao Bunpan, 55, was shot in the upper body by Khor Bunpan, 50, both of Webster City. The two brothers were hunting together with a party of four at Brushy Creek during opening day of squirrel hunting.

Sao Bunpan was taken to a Webster City hospital and then transported to a Des Moines hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

DNR conservation officers are investigating, but initially believe this is an accident and no charges have been filed.