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NJ hunter accidently shoots teen son

Saturday, January 19, 2013

State police say a man accidentally shot his 14-year-old son in the face while they were hunting deer in South Jersey.

The boy was being treated at a hospital, but his wound was not considered life-threatening. Authorities say the teen and his father live in Greenwich Township, but their names were not disclosed.

The South Jersey Times reports the father was apparently hunting with a 12-gauge shotgun when he shot the boy around 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cumberland County community of Stow Creek Township. The father was shooting at a deer, and it wasn't clear how the son was struck instead.

The teen was hit under the eye by a single pellet of buckshot that exited through his cheek.

Authorities say the father won't face criminal charges.

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Information from: South Jersey Times (Woodbury, N.J.)

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