Third shooting accident occurs at Paradise hunting club

LOGAN — A 24-year-old Willard man was hospitalized after a shooting accident at the same hunting club where a Syracuse man was killed earlier this week.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said Christopher T. Richards was guiding a group of four pheasant hunters Saturday morning, at the Sportsman’s Paradise Hunting Club.

As Richards entered a small grove of trees to flush out some pheasants, a 12-year-old member of the group was standing at the opposite side of the grove and fired a 20-gauge shotgun at a pheasant.

Peterson said Richards was struck by six-to-eight pellets in his head and neck. He was transported by ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital. Medical personal later transported him to Brigham City Hospital, where he was flown by helicopter to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

Richards’ injuries do not appear to be life threatening but will require surgery.

Peterson said the shooting appears to accidental and no criminal charges are being filed.

On Tuesday, a 57-year-old Syracuse man, Norman E. Newbold was accidentally shot in the back while hunting with a group of friends. He was transported by ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

In March, a 60-year-old Paradise man was shot while guiding a similar group of hunters. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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