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West Hartford Man Wounded In Hunting Accident

October 17, 2009

CANAAN - A West Hartford man out hunting Saturday morning on the open day for small game was wounded in the face, neck and arm by bird shot fired by another hunter across a field who aimed at a pheasant, state conservation police said.

Peter Paveglio, 35, of West Hartford was conscious and alert after the hunting-related shooting at the state's Robbins Swamp Wildlife Management Area on Route 126, according to Dennis Schain, a spokesman for the Department of Environmental Protection.

Paveglio was brought to Sharon Hospital for treatment of what DEP police called non-life threatening injuries.

The hunter who fired the shot, Alden Brooks, 65, of 26 Falls Ave., Waterbury, was charged with second-degree negligent hunting.

Brooks was hunting with three other people and Paveglio was with another hunter crossing an open field when Brook fired at a pheasant, killing the bird and wounding Paveglio. The two men were about 75 yards apart, Schain said.

Brooks was released on a written promise to appear in court at Bantam on Nov. 2. The incident is still under investigation.

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