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Man, 38, killed in hunting accident in Sussex County

WANTAGE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A 38-year-old man died after he was shot Tuesday afternoon during a hunting accident in Wantage Township.

On Dec. 8, at 12:30 p.m., New Jersey state police responded to a wooded area near Havens Road for a medical assist. When troopers arrived, they discovered that the man sustained an accidental gunshot wound while hunting, according to New Jersey State Police spokesperson Alejandro Goez said.

The NJ Sussex County First Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Mueller confirmed the death, preliminarily calling it a “fatal hunting accident,” but he declined to provide additional details. The Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating jointly with the state police and the state Division of Fish and Wildlife, the New Jersey Heard reported.

The man’s name was not released.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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