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Newburg man shoots himself while hunting

By Staff Reports Sept. 2, 2008
Last updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 8:06 AM EDT

Rodney Wertz shot himself in the left shoulder while hunting groundhogs Sunday, according to state police at Carlisle.

Wertz, 26, of Newburg, was in the 3200 block of Enola Road in Lower Frankford Township at 8:09 a.m. when he returned to his vehicle to retrieve more ammunition, police said.

While doing so, he was holding a .22-caliber rifle that fell from his hand, hitting the ground and then discharging into his shoulder, police said. Wertz was taken to Carlisle Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released, police said.

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