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Illegal shooters near Gold Camp Road suspected in wounding of Colorado Springs man

By: The Gazette
May 13, 2018 Updated: May 15, 2018 at 6:23 am
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Evidence of illegal recreational shooting in closed areas of the Pike National Forest, along Gold Camp Road.

A 52-year-old Colorado Springs man appears to have been shot accidentally while he and his daughter were collecting spent shell casings Sunday off Gold Camp Road, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said.

Michael D. Fletcher was hit in the shoulder after bullets began striking the ground near him around 2:50 p.m. on Forest Service Road 379 and he and his daughter took cover behind their vehicle. He was taken to Penrose-St. Francis Hospital where he was recovering after undergoing surgery .

The Sheriff's Office said investigators believe Fletcher was struck by a stray bullet fired by a person or group shooting illegally in the area.

No arrests have been announced.

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