A 19-year-old Robeson Township man accidentally shot himself in
the chest while hunting raccoons near state game land at French
Creek State Park, police said Tuesday.
Police said the man, whose name they did not release, suffered a
gunshot wound to his right chest Monday night in the 1900 block of
Red Hill Road. He was flown by helicopter to Reading Hospital,
investigators said. Information on his condition could not be
According to police:
The man was hunting with a friend about 7:20 p.m. He was getting
into the passenger side of a pickup truck to move to a different
location when his .22-caliber rifle accidentally fired, striking him
in the chest.
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