NJ: hunter shot in face, but not seriously injured
Delaware man shot in face, but not seriously injured during hunting
accident in Lower Alloways Creek Township
February 15, 2011, 3:19 PM
A Delaware man was shot in the face during a hunting accident in Lower
LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TWP. — A Delaware man was taken to the hospital
after he was accidentally shot in the face during a hunting trip at
Meadowview Farms here, authorities said.
Police on Tuesday said that on Jan. 16, Steven Masterson, 47, of
Middletown, was on a quail hunting trip with three of his friends.
The group was walking through a wooded area at Meadowview Farms here when
Masterson got separated from the group, police said.
When a quail was spotted ahead, Steven Ogborne, 48, of Charlottesville,
Va., shot into the distance in an attempt to hit the bird, according to
Instead, he struck Masterson in the face, according to police. Masterson,
who was about 50 yards ahead of the group, was hit with multiple pellets in
One of the other hunters in the group drove Masterson to Christiana
Hospital in Newark, Del., where he was treated for his wounds and later
Lower Alloways Creek Police, as well as Fish and Game Officers,
interviewed the men and determined that the non-life threatening injuries
were an accident, according to police.
Ogborne was charged with careless discharge of a weapon by the Fish and
Game Officers and is pending a court hearing.
Lower Alloways Creek Police officials said that Ogborne will most likely
lose his hunting privileges for at least two years.
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