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Concord man shoots himself in foot while hunting in Stewartstown


November 25. 2017 8:38PM



STEWARTSTOWN — A Concord man suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound after accidentally shooting himself while hunting Saturday morning in Stewartstown, Fish and Game officials said.

Charles Lamoureux, 50, was deer hunting with his 12-gauge shotgun when he shot himself in the right foot.
 
Later, Lamoureux told Fish and Game officers he had been hunting for two hours when he stopped to take a break.
 
At the time of the incident, officials said, Lamoureux had the shotgun in his right hand and was attempting to get a water bottle out of his pack with his left hand.

Fish and Game officials said the shotgun then slipped from Lamoureux’s grasp and, when he caught it, the gun discharged with the slug hitting the outside edge of his foot.

Members of Lamoureux’s hunting party provided assistance, one retrieving a car, and another providing medical aid until Fish and Game officials could arrive on the scene.

Lamoureux was able to walk under his own power to his car and was brought to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook for treatment.

Fish and Game officials said Lamoureux was later brought to see a specialist for follow-up treatment at Concord Hospital.
 
The hunter thought the safety was on when he took a break, but officials said a Fish and Game investigation found the hunter had unknowingly turned the safety off prior to or during the act of losing his grip on the shotgun.

No charges are expected from this incident, Fish and Game officials said.


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