Sullivan, NY (WIBX) - A Kirkville man is in critical condition after being shot while hunting in Madison County. The incident happened yesterday morning near Bolivar Road in the Town of Sullivan.

According to the Madison County Sheriff's Office, 61-year old Douglas Brownell, Sr, was hunting with his son and a friend when he was shot in the leg.

Deputies say 34-year old Douglas Brownell, Jr. shot at what he thought was a deer but shot his father instead.

The elder Brownell is in critical condition at University Hospital in Syracuse.

The investigation into the shooting is continuing and authorities say charges are pending.