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Man shoots grandson in turkey hunting incident

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. A 74-year-old man in Chenango County has been arrested for accidentally shooting his grandson while out turkey hunting.

Sanford Jones of New Berlin was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment after he shot his grandson, Thomas Jones, whose age was not released.

Police say the elder Jones mistook his grandson for a turkey while out hunting early Thursday morning in a wooded area.

Deputies said the younger Jones suffered numerous pellet wounds to his head and neck. He was taken to Chenango Memorial Hospital and was in stable but noncritical condition Thursday. His condition was unavailable Sunday night.

Two days earlier, a 46-year-old man Apalachin man was charged with the same offense for allegedly shooting his nephew twice with birdshot in New Berlin.


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