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Newburg man shoots himself while hunting
By Staff Reports Sept. 2, 2008
Last updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 8:06 AM EDT
Rodney Wertz shot himself in the left shoulder while hunting
groundhogs Sunday, according to state police at Carlisle.
Wertz, 26, of Newburg, was in the 3200 block of Enola Road in Lower
Frankford Township at 8:09 a.m. when he returned to his vehicle to
retrieve more ammunition, police said.
While doing so, he was holding a .22-caliber rifle that fell from his
hand, hitting the ground and then discharging into his shoulder, police
said. Wertz was taken to Carlisle Regional Medical Center, where he was
treated and released, police said.
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