Police say a Pleasant Prairie man was airlifted to a Milwaukee hospital Thursday morning, after accidentally shooting himself in the chest Wednesday evening and spending the night lying in his driveway. A neighbor spotted the 67-year-old man just before 6:30 Thursday morning and called for help.
Police and paramedics found the man in his driveway lying next to a utility vehicle. He told officers that he had gone out at dusk Wednesday evening to hunt coyotes when his ATV struck a tree. His gun went off, and the bullet hit him in the chest. He apparently collapsed in his driveway, unable to move or call for help, until his neighbor found him. While his injury is serious, he is expected to survive.