Hunter calls 911 after accidentally shooting woman
NORTON, Mass. -- A woman was mistakenly shot by a hunter while walking her dogs in Norton.
It was an agonizing 911 call after the accident on New Year’s Eve 66-year-old Cheryl Blair wounded. The call was placed by the hunter who accidentally shot her.
"I just shot a person -- a woman she's shot in the woods," the hunter told a 911 dispatcher. "I'm in Norton behind Jim Blair's house."
Cheryl Blair can be heard yelling in pain in the background of the recording.
Blair was walking her two retrievers on a trail when she was hit in the side. The man who fired the single shot from a rifle was an off duty state trooper.
The accident left Blair with a bullet lodged in her hip, but she's expected to return home in a few days.
The off duty trooper is not facing charges. Investigators say the accident happened on property where hunting is permitted.
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