MD: Police look into hunting accident
January 4, 2010
BERLIN: Police look into hunting accident
BERLIN — The Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating a
hunting mishap involving a man who says his shotgun fell over and went off
after he'd propped it up in the field.
Mallory R. Warner, 58 of Flintstone, Md. was treated at Atlantic General
Hospital, police said, after he was accidentally sprayed with shotgun
pellets while hunting at the E.A. Vaughn Wildlife Management Area. Police
said Warner told investigators he'd propped his firearm on some brush and
leaned down to retrieve a duck.
The shotgun fell over and fired, striking him with pellets in the left
elbow, police said.
Warner was treated and released from the hospital the same day. No
charges are pending, said the Natural Resources Police, but they reminded
hunters to observe the rules of gun safety and unload their firearms before
they set their gun down for any reason.
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