**Updated** 71-year-old man injured in Economy hunting accident

**Updated at 4:47 p.m.**

A 71-year-old man has sustained injuries to both legs after a hunting accident in Colchester County.

Colchester District RCMP were called to respond to a hunting camp just off Highway 2 in Economy, near River Philip Road, at 2:18 p.m. on Tuesday.

RCMP say another man picked up a rifle and it accidentally discharged, striking the victim.

The Economy Volunteer Fire Department and EHS also attended the scene, and the victim was transported to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The RCMP are continuing their investigation.