A Sabattus man was wounded Saturday morning when his girlfriend slipped on ice and her shotgun discharged while they were out hunting in Topsham, according to the Maine Warden Service.

Cpl. John MacDonald said Joshua Stark, 25, received a gunshot wound to the hip about 7:30 a.m.

Stark was walking along a power line with three others off Cathance Road to begin hunting when his girlfriend, Sasha Leslie, 21, of Sabattus, slipped and fell on ice, discharging her shotgun, MacDonald said.

Leslie was walking behind Stark along with two men in their 20s. MacDonald said no one else was hurt.

Stark was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he was in fair condition Saturday night.

Game wardens continue to investigate the incident.

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