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Investigation concludes that hunting injury to Meeker County Commissioner was accidental

LITCHFIELD - An investigation into a hunting-related gunshot injury sustained last month by a Meeker County Commissioner has been completed, with the conclusion that the shooting was accidental.

LITCHFIELD - An investigation into a hunting-related gunshot injury sustained last month by a Meeker County Commissioner has been completed, with the conclusion that the shooting was accidental.

No criminal charges will be pursued against the person who fired the weapon, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Meeker County Attorney’s Office.

Dale Fenrich, 58, was injured in the mishap, which happened Nov. 8 while he was deer hunting in Litchfield Township.

The investigation concluded that the bullet was intended for a deer but apparently richocheted and struck Fenrich instead. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment of a leg injury. Fenrich represents the Second District on the Meeker County Board.

At the request of the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation was conducted by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. The complete investigation then was reviewed by the Wright County Attorney’s Office at the request of the Meeker County Attorney.

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