PA: Teen shot in hunting accident
Cops: Teen's shooting hunting accident
By Rory Sweeney
[email protected] Staff Writer
A 15-year-old male was shot on Monday evening in the woods off
Hanover Street in Hanover Township, but police said it was a hunting
accident and charges are unlikely.
Around 5:30 p.m., the teen, whose name and residence weren't
released, was hunting small game with three others - two other juvenile
males and an adult male, none of whom was identified.
Though further details weren't released, Hanover police Sgt. Andrew
Kratz said the boy, whom he acknowledged was from "within the area," was
shot in the abdomen with a shotgun. He was taken by ambulance to
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, but the extent of his injuries
"At this point, it appears that there's no criminal involvement, so
the investigation is being handed over to the Pennsylvania Game
Commission," Kratz said.
The wooded area near the Hanover section of Nanticoke is owned by
Emerald Anthracite, Kratz said, but he was unsure whether the section
the hunting party was in was privately owned. He said trespassing
charges were also unlikely because the area is often used for outdoor
"As long as they're not damaging anything, I don't think the people
(who own it) really mind," Kratz said.
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