Hiker shot after being mistaken for a turkey

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — An investigation is underway after a hiker was shot by a hunter mistaking him for a turkey.

Last Saturday, May 8, the St. Charles County Police Department responded to the Lewis and Clark Trail around 12:20 p.m. to investigate a hunting-related accident.

When authorities arrived, they learned a hunter accidently shot a hiker thinking they were a turkey.

The hiker was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

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