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Hunter shot himself in chest, police say

November 23, 2011

From ReadingEagle.com

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 obtained.

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.

Police determined the shooting was accidental.

Further details were unavailable.

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