Fisherman struck by bullet in Fond du Lac County

CREATED May 26, 2014

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TOWN OF AUBURN - Sheriff's Deputies still don't know who fired a shot that hit a fisherman in Fond du Lac County Sunday evening.

The 51-year-old man was casting a line on Auburn Lake near Campbellsport when he felt a pain in his leg. That's when he noticed he had been shot.
 
Sgt. Jeff Bonack with the Fond du Lac Sheriff's Office says what may have been an accident could have had a tragic ending.
 
"He was fishing, standing up in his pontoon boat, if he would have been sitting down, that's a matter of a couple of feet, that round would have been up higher in his body." Bonack said.
 
The Sheriff's Officer is now going door-to-door looking for information on who fired the shot.
 
The unidentified man was treated at a West Bend hospital for the wound and was released.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office Tip line at (920) 906-4777