Officials: 2 hunters shot by off-duty officer turkey hunting

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PIONEER, Tenn. (AP) — Two hunters were hospitalized after they were accidentally shot by an off-duty officer who was turkey hunting in Tennessee, officials said.

The shooting happened Sunday morning in Campbell County, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a news release. The news release said the officer worked with the agency. The agency did not reveal the identity of the victims.

One of the hunters drove himself to a hospital and another was transported to get treatment, news outlets reported. Both victims have since been released.