NJ:Deer hunter accidentally shoots into Flanders home
Deer hunter accidentally shoots into Flanders home (I'm so glad it was
Owner returns to find half-inch hole in wall, shotgun slug on floor
JANUARY 14, 2009
MOUNT OLIVE -- A shotgun slug was found in a man's bedroom on Monday
after a deer hunter apparently misfired, authorities said.
At about 3:30 p.m., John Zaneski, 59, returned to his Tinc Road home in
Flanders and found a half-inch hole in his wall and a shotgun slug on his
bedroom floor, according to police department spokesman Officer Russ Hatzel.
A shotgun slug is a heavy lead projectile used to hunt deer, he said.
There were no injuries reported at the home, which borders a wooded area
where hunting deer and small game is legal.
"It appears that a hunter took a shot and missed," Hatzel said.
"All persons engaged in hunting are reminded that it is unlawful to
discharge a firearm within 450 feet of a structure or road way, and in
addition, all firearms safety rules must be followed, including knowing
one's target and what is beyond."
A red pick-up truck was seen in the area, but the make and model of the
vehicle are unknown.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Officer Scott Price
at (973) 691-0850, ext. 7585.
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