Flomaton man is shot hunting

Patterson recovering at Pensacola hospital

A 2012 Flomaton High School graduate remained in Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola after being shot while deer hunting Saturday morning near Wolf Log Road.

Austin Patterson was apparently hit by three buckshot pellets while hunting with his brother-in-law Jared Hinote.

Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson said the two were near each other when they heard the dogs coming.

"Austin ran down the road and the deer passed between the two when Hinote shot," Jackson said. "He then heard Austin scream that he'd been hit."

Patterson was loaded into a truck and taken to a nearby house to wait for an am...