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Hannibal man faces charges after hunting accident


A hunter is being treated for a gunshot wound and another man faces weapons charges after a hunting accident in Jefferson County.


The Watertown Daily Times reports that the victim was flown to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. His name wasn't released.


The accident happened around 8 a.m. Saturday in Ellisburg, about 50 miles north of Syracuse. Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies charged 40-year-old Gerald D. Wells Jr. of Hannibal with criminal possession of a weapon. He's accused of possessing a firearm, a muzzle loader, while on probation. Wells is not accused of causing injury to anyone.

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