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State Police: Fatal hunting accident investigated in Herkimer County

State Police: Fatal hunting accident investigated in Herkimer County

State Police: Fatal hunting accident investigated in Herkimer County
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HERKIMER COUNTY - State police are investigating a fatal hunting accident Sunday morning in Herkimer County's Town of Frankfort, state police said.

Joshua R. Morgan, 20, of Newport, Herkimer County, was killed in the incident that happened at around 8:30 a.m., state police said

Morgan was in a hunting party located in a wooded area north of Route 5S in the Town of Frankfort when he was reportedly shot and killed by another member of his hunting party, state police said. Morgan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing, state police said.

State police were assisted at the scene by state environmental police, the Town of Frankfort Police Department and the Frankfort Center Fire Department.

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