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Man shot in back of thighs during hunting trip

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GRANT COUNTY, WISCONSIN (KWWL)-- A Wisconsin hunter is injured after being shot in the back of both thighs.

The Grant County Sheriff's Department says 36-year-old Rex Ballinger of Wauwatosa was hit while his hunting partner was attempting to unload his rifle.

Deputies say the incident happened around  8:15 Saturday morning on a private property in the Glen Haven Township. They say 36-year-old Daniel Kassees' rifle discharged through the rear passenger compartment of his pickup truck, then exited out the right side of the truck, hitting Ballinger.

Sheriff officials say Ballinger was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.

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