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Man, 32, Injured in Hunting Accident


PINE PLAINS - A 32-year-old Tarrytown man was injured after he was shot with multiple shotgun pellets Saturday afternoon during what police said was apparently a hunting accident.

Andrew Shipman was hunting quail with a group of people at the Mashomack Preserve in Pine Plains when the accident occurred at about 3 p.m., state police at Rhinebeck said. Police said investigation showed that Shipman was separated from the group when an acquaintance, Brian M. Gillott, 30, of Old Greenwich, Conn., reportedly saw a flock of birds take off and fired a 12-guage shotgun in the birds' direction.

Shipman was in the same direction and was struck with multiple shotgun pellets, sustaining injuries from his chin to his leg, police said. Police said the injured man was taken by private vehicle to Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn. He was expected to undergo surgery on today, according to police.
Police said Shipman remained fully conscious during the ride to the hospital and was interviewed there by troopers. Shipman's injuries did not appear to be life threatening, according to police.
Investigation is continuing and no criminal charges had been filed as of Saturday evening.
©Daily Freeman 2003

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