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NY: 17-year-old shot in the back with birdshot

May 1, 2017


CHERRY CREEK, N.Y. - A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back with a birdshot pellet from a shotgun while turkey hunting Monday morning.

The incident happened on Pickup Hill Road in the Town of Cherry Creek. Officials say one party allegedly fired at a turkey and part of the discharged round hit the victim in his torso.

The boy was taken to a local hospital, was treated and released. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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