Possible hunting accident on or near Iroquois Wildlife Refuge
November 19, 2011
On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at about 12:20 p.m. New York State
Police, Batavia, investigated a fatal hunting accident occurring on
U.S. government land off of Lewiston Road, Town of Shelby, Orleans
While transporting a harvested deer through a wooded area an
18-year-old Lockport male was fatally injured when his 12-gauge
shotgun accidentally discharged.
New York State Police were assisted with this investigation on
location by NYS DEC Officers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, along
with members of the Orleans and Genesee County Sheriff ’s offices.
Emergency services on location were fire departments from
Alabama, Shelby, Lyndonville and Ridgeway accompanied by emergency
medical services from Medina Ambulance, Mercy Ambulance and Mercy
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