A man from Boyd was shot in a private hunting preserve near Montevideo Wednesday afternoon.
The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department says 74-year-old James Roth is currently hospitalized at Hennepin County Medical Center with serious, life-threatening wounds. Deputies say at 3:48 p.m. yesterday they got a 911 call that a person was being transported by a private party to the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound. Roth had reportedly been shot while at a private game preserve in the 12000 Block of West 1st Street near Montevideo. Roth was airlifted to the Twin Cities. The sheriff’s department was assisted by Montevideo Police and the state patrol and remains under investigation.