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Laughter - thwack! - then blood: Did golfers target couple in canoe?

Woman fishing on Shields Lake was hit in the head by a golf ball. Forest Lake police want to talk to four men who left the scene.

By ABBY SIMONS, Star Tribune
Last update: May 20, 2010 - 7:00 AM

Forest Lake police are searching for four young men who may have intentionally shot golf balls at a couple in a canoe, striking a woman's head as she fished with her husband.

The 49-year-old woman was struck in the back of her head at 7 p.m. Sunday on Shields Lake, along the 15th hole of the Forest Hills Golf Club. Forest Lake Police Chief Clark Quiring said police arrived to find her in extreme pain and bleeding. She was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where she received stitches. She still has headaches and a large goose egg.

Quiring said the husband reported seeing four males in their late teens to early 20s wearing white baseball caps and appearing to hit golf balls toward


Added: May-20-2010 Occurred On: May-20-2010
By: gregory_peckory
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