STARKS — An Industry man was listed in stable condition late Wednesday at a Bangor hospital after he was mistakenly shot by a friend while the two were bird hunting last weekend in Starks, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The two were hunting Saturday in a field behind the Starks Town Office when their dog went on point toward nearby woods, Mark Latti, a spokesman for Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, wrote in an email Wednesday night.

David Dorr, 66, was walking ahead of his friend, a woman in her 60s from Rhode Island, when she moved into the woods to flush out the bird.

She fired when the bird flew up and pellets hit Dorr in the face, chest and arm, Latti said. Dorr was taken by ambulance to Madison and then by a LifeFlight of Maine helicopter to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Latti did not release the name of the woman, saying the investigation by the Maine Warden Service was ongoing.

Charges could be filed, Latti said, but that is to be determined by the district attorney’s office for Kennebec and Somerset counties.

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