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
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
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