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Madison County Hunter Shot in Accidental Shooting

MADISON COUNTY, Iowa — We are waiting to learn the condition of a Madison County hunter injured in an accidental shooting Sunday morning.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Ronald Butler was hunting with two other adults around 8:40 a.m. when he dropped his shotgun while getting out of a vehicle. The gun went off and he was shot.

Authorities say he was still conscious when first responders arrived to take him to the hospital, but they have not said how he is doing after being flown to Des Moines for treatment.