CT: West Hartford Man Wounded In Hunting Accident
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
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
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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