Duck shooters shoot two walkers by the Clutha River.

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Otago police are searching for a group of men who shot two women by mistake when duck shooting from a boat on the Clutha River yesterday.

Following the incident yesterday morning, the women suffered minor shotgun pellet injuries.

One woman’s lower leg was broken, and the other’s hip was injured.

According to police, the couple was walking along a track near the Clutha River when they were killed.

The duck shooters spoke to the women once they realised what happened and offered help, but then left the scene in their boat.

Police were notified of the incident when the women arrived at the Alexandra Medical Centre to be treated.

Police asked for the men to get in touch, or for anyone with information about the incident to call 105 quoting P046364839.

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