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NY: hunter died of accidental gunshot

Cops: hunter died of accidental gunshot

27 Nov 2010

ARKWRIGHT, N.Y. (WIVB) - On Saturday, State Troopers investigated an accidental shooting in Chautauqua County.

Troopers responded to a call around noon of a gunshot wound on Center Road in the town of Arkwright. Hunters had found a man down behind his car injured by an apparent gunshot wound. Troopers and Environmental Conservation Officers along with a Chautauqua County Sheriff patrol determined that the man had died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest.

The victim is identified as 37-year-old Marc Garrison of West Seneca. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the County Coroner and removed to the Erie County Medical Center for an autopsy.

The investigation is continuing into the incident.

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