NEW BERLIN, N.Y. A Binghamton-area man was arrested after he
allegedly shot his nephew twice while turkey hunting.
Authorities say 46-year-old Scott McLellan of Apalachin has been
charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment.
Investigators say McLellan shot the 16-year-old Clifton Park boy
while the two were hunting in the Chenango County town of New Berlin,
45 miles northeast of Binghamton.
The boy -- whose name wasn't released -- sustained numerous pellet
injuries to his face, upper chest and arms. He's in stable condition
at Albany Medical Center.
According to the sheriff's department, the boy was struck by bird
shot when McLellan mistook him for a turkey.
A detective said the boy's father also was turkey hunting some
distance from where the shooting occurred.
McLellan drove his nephew to Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.
He later was transferred to the Albany hospital, which is closer to
the boy's home in Saratoga County.
(Bob Joseph, WNBF, Binghamton)
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