Police search for shooter in deer-hunting
The Martha's Vineyard Times
By Nelson Sigelman - December 7, 2006
A Tisbury man is recovering after his back and arm were pierced
with buckshot Saturday afternoon while hunting alone for deer in the
Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. The shooter did not respond to the
wounded man's shouts and apparently fled the scene, police say.
State Police this week asked for the public's help to find the
person responsible and urged whoever fired the shot to come forward.
"The gentleman is okay, so now this person needs to come in and do
the right thing," said State Police Sergeant Neal Maciel.
State Police received a call at approximately 2:45 pm Saturday,
to respond to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital where Allan Albee, 66,
had walked into the emergency room and said he had been shot.
Mr. Albee parked his van in a paved parking area off the
Edgartown-West Tisbury Road on a main fire lane adjacent to the Bold
Meadow subdivision and began to walk slowly in search of deer
heading west through the forest, police said. Mr. Albee crossed one
or two fire lanes, and though he could not describe the precise
location with certainty, he was walking in thick brush when he heard
a gun shot and was hit by buckshot pellets.
Sergeant Maciel said that Mr. Albee fell to the ground and
yelled, "You shot me. You shot me."
From 1995 to 2004, there were a total of 40 hunting accidents
across the entire state. In 2005, a hunter was fatally shot, the
state's first hunting fatality since 1992.
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