NEW BERLIN, N.Y. A 74-year-old man in Chenango County has been
arrested for accidentally shooting his grandson while out turkey
Sanford Jones of New Berlin was charged with second-degree reckless
endangerment after he shot his grandson, Thomas Jones, whose age was
Police say the elder Jones mistook his grandson for a turkey while
out hunting early Thursday morning in a wooded area.
Deputies said the younger Jones suffered numerous pellet wounds to
his head and neck. He was taken to Chenango Memorial Hospital and was
in stable but noncritical condition Thursday. His condition was
unavailable Sunday night.
Two days earlier, a 46-year-old man Apalachin man was charged with
the same offense for allegedly shooting his nephew twice with birdshot
in New Berlin.
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