Junius, N.Y. - Deputies report that Jarrod Ticconi, 26 was
raccoon hunting with his father Joseph Ticconi, 53 of Seneca Falls
and his brother Joseph Ticconi II, 31, of Savannah.
According to the Seneca County Sheriff's Office they were in the
woods west of Bedell Road in Junius at about 10:17 p.m. when the
They reported that after treeing a raccoon, the elder Ticconi
tried to harvest the animal--but his gun misfired. He reloaded the
22 rifle and was raising it in a second attempt, when the gun
discharged and the round stuck Jarrod Ticconi in the neck.
Jarrod was treated at the scene and flown to Strong Hospital. He
is listed in guarded condition.
Junius Fire Department helped at the scene.
The NYS DEC is assisting the Sheriff’s Office with the ongoing
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