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17-year-old shot in Chautauqua County hunting accident

CHERRY CREEK - A 17-year-old was treated and released from the hospital after he was shot Monday morning while turkey hunting, state police said.

The incident, which police are calling an accident, happened at about 6:30 a.m. near Pickup Hill Road. The teen was hunting on private property at the same time as second hunting party. The teen was shot in the torso by part of a round fired by another hunter, police said. He was taken to a local hospital.

Police said the shooter has been identified but they did not release his name. The investigation is continuing.

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