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Woman Injured in a Hunting-Related Shooting

Lieutenant Scott LaCrosse: (603) 271-3361
Sergeant Delayne Brown: (603) 271-3361

November 22, 2017

Hopkinton, N.H. -- A 27-year-old Hopkinton woman was injured yesterday, November 21, 2017, in a hunting-related shooting incident.

At approximately 4:20 PM, the victim was struck by bullet fragments while riding her mountain bike on Hall Road on U.S. Army Corps of Engineering property in Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton, NH.  She was traveling east on Hall Road, which is an Army Corps access road in a heavily wooded area.  As she came to an area of the road that is fairly open, she heard a single gunshot and shortly thereafter realized she had been struck by a bullet. She received a non-life threatening injury as a result of the gunshot.  She was treated and released from Concord Hospital yesterday evening.

Conservation Officers as well as Officers from Hopkinton Police Department were called to the scene at dusk.  A 34-year-old suspect, also from Hopkinton, was interviewed shortly after the incident occurred.  The investigation was suspended yesterday evening due to darkness.  The investigation resumed this morning at 7:00 AM.  

The initial investigation of the shooting leads Conservation Officers to believe that the suspect was shooting at a deer and failed to see the victim on her mountain bike in the background.

The investigation is still ongoing and potential charges against the shooter are undetermined at this time.

No further information is available at this time.

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