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November 16, 2012

Derry Man Struck in Hunting-Related Shooting

CONCORD, N.H. – A 27-year-old Derry man, Russell Raymond, narrowly escaped serious injury on Friday afternoon (November 16th) after being shot by another hunter.  The incident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. while Raymond was deer hunting in a wooded area north of Tallant Road in Pelham.

Based on preliminary information, Raymond was struck in his back pack and sustained a non-penetrating wound to his lower back.  The projectile is believed to have been from a round of 20-gauge buck shot, discharged by a 50 year-old man from Pelham who was shooting at a deer in the area.  The two hunters did not know each other.

Following a call to 911, Raymond was able to walk himself out of the woods where he was met by emergency personnel from the Windham Fire Department.  Raymond was transported by ambulance to Parkland Medical Center in Derry where he was evaluated and later released. 
Officers from the Windham and Pelham Police Departments responded to the scene.  Fish and Game Conservation Officers also responded to the incident and continue to investigate this matter.

According to Conservation Officer Lieutenant James Juneau of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, "This incident underscores the importance of wearing hunter orange, and the necessity for every hunter to always identify their target and what is beyond it."

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