Duck shooter shot in the buttocks

A duck shooter is nursing minor gunshot wounds to his backside and leg inflicted while hunting with friends.

Queenstown Police acting sergeant Feleki Uhrle said the man was with three friends at Paradise Valley in Glenorchy yesterday when the incident happened.

"He claims some pellets ricocheted off something and hit him."

St John Ambulance spokesman Ian Henderson said they were alerted at 6.05pm to the incident, and an ambulance was sent to the Glenorchy Hotel.

"I don't know if this is where the incident had happened or not, however this is where the patient was located."

The man, in his 40s, had minor wounds, he said.

"From what I can tell, the incident had happened earlier in the day however an ambulance wasn't called until some time later. The patient was assessed at the scene, but we didn't transport him anywhere as his injuries were minor."

Queenstown police are investigating the incident.

The Southland Times