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Florida man wounded in accidental shooting in Sterling township
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A Florida man was wounded Nov. 23 in an accidental shooting in the Town of Sterling on Skrede Road at approximately 5:25 p.m.

Antonio Cruz, 71, of Viroqua was unloading his gun outside of his residence when the firearm accidentally discharged and the bullet went through the glass door to the residence and struck Joseph Connell, 42, in his left leg.

He was transported to Gundersen Lutheran Hospital by Tri-State Ambulance.

Assisting the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were Wheatland First Responders, Tri-State Ambulance, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The accident remains under investigation.