NY: Man accidentally shoots himself while hunting in CNY, deputies say



 A man accidentally shot himself while hunting in Oneida County Saturday afternoon, deputies said.

Around 1 p.m., deputies received a report of a man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the woods off Old Stage Road in the town of Remsen, according to a news release from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office. The man was walking to the nearest road, deputies said.

Deputies found the man and he was rushed to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica. He is expected to make a full recovery, deputies said.

The man shot himself while hunting in a tree stand, deputies said. He lost control of his gun and one round from his .22 caliber gun fired into his abdomen, they said.

The incident is still under investigation, they said.



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