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PA: Hunter wounded in stomach near Mercersburg

December 3, 2012

From AccidentIn.com

MERCERSBURG -- A hunter was flown from the Mercersburg area after a hunting accident on Saturday.
"It appears the hunter shot himself in the stomach with a 6mm rifle,"
Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman Jerry Feaser said.
The Game Commission, Pennsylvania State Police, ambulances and LifeNet helicopter responded to the 4:44 p.m. call on Saturday at 8926 Corner Road in Montgomery Township.
Hunters in 2011 were involved in 36 shooting incidents in Pennsylvania, according to the Game Commission. Two people died. A rifle was involved in
12 incidents. Thirteen wounds were self-inflicted. Fifteen of the hunters injured were hunting deer. The most common causes were unintentional discharge or being in the line of fire (nine incidents each).

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