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13 injured in NY hunting accidents involving guns in 2018

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Posted at 7:36 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 07:36:58-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State officials say 13 people were injured last year in hunting accidents involving guns. Three of them died.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says Thursday that the 13 recorded hunting-related shooting incidents ties the record-low mark for New York first recorded in 2016.

Six of the wounds were self-inflicted, including two of the three fatalities.

In one case, a 75-year-old man in Essex County sustained a fatal chest wound when he used his rifle to help him stand up.