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Man accidentally shot while hunting in Sussex County, state police say

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A man was accidentally shot while hunting Friday in Sussex County, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Sergeant Charles Marchan.

Troopers responded at 5:44 p.m. to a report of an accidental shooting at  the Paulinskill Wildlife Management Area in Hampton Township, Marchan said.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that two adult males were hunting in the area when one was accidentally shot with a shotgun, Marchan said.

The injured man was transported to an area hospital for further treatment, Marchan said.

The New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Bureau of Law Enforcement has taken over the investigation and no additional information was available, Marchan said.

Jay Edwards

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