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NJ: Hunter shoots himself in the leg

November 16, 2010

WEST AMWELL TWP. A man who shot himself in the leg while hunting on Saturday remained hospitalized on Tuesday in fair condition.

Mark Robinson, 41, of West Amwell was hunting with others on the Hunt Family Game Preserve on Mount Airy-Harbourton Road when his 12-gauge shotgun went off, peppering his lower leg with bird shot pellets, police reported.

Emergency crews were called at 5:30 p.m. Robinson was taken by ambulance to the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Townshp, then flown to the trauma center at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Township police said that the shooting appeared accidental but remained under investigation by authorities, including the state Division of Fish and Wildlife.

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