UPDATE: (6:34 p.m. Nov. 25, 2022) – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says a man shot in the stomach in a hunting accident this morning is in stable condition.

The incident happened this morning in the woods near Charles Lane in Alum Creek. Authorities said the man and his son were traveling back from hunting in a side-by-side when a firearm went off and struck the man.

UPDATE: (2 p.m. Nov. 25, 2022) – Authorities have released more details on a Kanawha County hunting accident that sent one man to the hospital.

According to a WV Division of Natural Resources Game Warden, a father and son were riding a side-by-side through bumpy terrain about one mile in the woods near Charles Lane in Alum Creek when a loaded firearm went off and shot the father in the abdomen.

Authorities say he was alert and able to drive the side-by-side the rest of the way in from the woods, and the son called 911 for medical assistance. The man was taken to the hospital, but there is no further update on his condition.

According to the game warden, the father and son did have all the proper permits and were given permission by the property owners to hunt on the land.

The game warden also says due to a new law passed by the West Virginia Legislature this year, it is no longer illegal to carry a loaded firearm in a moving vehicle. He says because of this law change, he is concerned more hunting accidents such as this one could occur.

UPDATE: (1:15 p.m. Nov. 25, 2022) – A person shot in the abdomen during a hunting accident was taken to the hospital this afternoon.

Authorities say two people were on a side-by-side returning from hunting in the woods when a firearm went off and struck the male patient.

According to authorities on scene, the hunters did have all required permits and had permission from the property owners to be hunting on their land.

There is no further word on the condition of the hunter.

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – One person has been injured in a hunting accident in Kanawha County, 911 dispatchers say.

According to Kanawha County dispatchers, the call came in around 11:45 a.m. regarding a male who had been shot in the abdomen near Charles Lane in Alum Creek.

Dispatchers say the incident is believed to be a hunting accident. There is no word at this time on what caused the accident or the male’s condition at this time.

WOWK 13 News will keep you updated on air and in this article as more information becomes available.