A woman accidentally shot a man in the knee Wednesday while unloading a rifle.

OAKLEY, Summit County — A man was hospitalized Wednesday after his girlfriend accidentally shot him in the knee.

The couple had just finished hunting Wednesday morning and the woman was unloading her Remington Bolt Action Rifle when it accidentally fired into her boyfriend's knee, said Summit County Sheriff's Capt. Justin Martinez.

"There does not appear to be anything suspicious about this, that we had a domestic, that this was intentional. At this time the investigation is showing that it appears to be completely accidental," Martinez said.

The man was taken by medical helicopter to receive treatment, mainly because of the extent of the man's wounds and the distance between Oakley and a hospital.

Police estimate that both are about 30 years old.

— Whitney Evans