Man accidentally shot while hunting

| 28 Jan 2024 | 07:24

An injured man was taken to a hospital after he was accidentally shot Friday, Jan. 19 in the Pequest Wildlife Management Area in Hampton Township.

New Jersey State Police responded about 5:45 p.m. to a report of a shooting.

Based on a preliminary investigation, two adult males were hunting in the area when one was accidentally shot with a shotgun, according to a State Police spokesman.

In a Facebook message posted Sunday, Jan. 28, New Jersey State Police said troopers from Troop “B” Sussex quickly initiated life-saving measures, applying tourniquets and chest seals, after finding the wounded man.

They carried him about 200 yards to a State Police Utility Task Vehicle, which was used to take him to the ambulance.

“The victim was then taken to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery,” the message said.

The New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Bureau of Law Enforcement has taken over the investigation, according to the spokesman.