May 25, 2018
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Windham hunter shoots man in stomach, Oxford hunter shoots partner in leg


CASCO, Maine — The Maine Warden Service has reported that a man was shot in the stomach by a hunter and another hunter was shot by his partner Friday afternoon.

Mark Mattson, 60, of Portsmouth, N.H., reportedly was target practicing about 2:30 p.m. in the woods off Quaker Ridge Road on the north end of Thomas Pond in Casco when he was shot by Travis Wood, 29, of Windham, who was hunting with a partner in the area.

Mattson was taken by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where he is listed in critical condition, according to a press release from Edith Smith, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

In a separate incident, an Oxford man reportedly shot his hunting partner in the leg Friday.

Linton Thompson, 47, was hunting with Steven Hutter, 26, of Hebron on Thompson’s property in Oxford when one of the men shot a deer. While tracking the wounded deer, Thompson allegedly shot Hutter.

Hutter suffered a single gunshot wound and is in surgery at Central Maine Medical Center, Smith said.

The Maine State Police is assisting the warden service in the investigations. No charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.

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