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Hunter injured after shot from own rifle

LETTS (KWWL)--A Louisa County man is shot while hunting coyotes Sunday.

The Department of Natural Resources says 47-year-old Dennis Hiller of Letts was putting his rifle over his shoulder when the sling became unhooked from the gun, causing the rifle to fire when it hit the ground.

He was shot in the upper right arm.  Officials say Hiller was taken by helicopter to University Hospitals in Iowa City where he was undergoing surgery.

No word on his condition.

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