Man Injured In Hunting-Related Shooting In Oxford
A man from Paris, Maine is hospitalized after being shot by a hunter while pursuing a deer.
According to the Maine Warden Service, 32-year-old James Footman was shot with a firearm while he and three others were pursuing a deer Saturday afternoon. One member of that group, a 21-year-old man from Oxford, is being questioned by Game Wardens as the suspected shooter. The two other hunters in the group were 38-year-old Darcie Bolduc of Oxford and her 12-year-old son.
The shooting happened just after 2:00 Saturday afternoon off the Plains Road in Oxford, a quarter of a mile into the woods on property open to hunting. Footman was taken by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and treated for serious injuries to both arms. At last report, he remained at the hospital.
Wardens are working with the Oxford County District Attorney's Office to determine if charges will be filed. The shooter's identity won't be released unless the D.A. determines the incident warrants charges.