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'Hunting-related shooting' under investigation in Colchester

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'Hunting-related shooting' under investigation in Colchester (WFSB) 'Hunting-related shooting' under investigation in Colchester (WFSB)
COLCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

Authorities are investigating a “hunting-related shooting” after a teen was shot in the leg while in the Colchester woods on Wednesday evening.

According State Environmental Conservation Police, a 14-year-old was shot in the leg while in a wooded area off Bigelow Road in Salmon River State Forest.

The teen was taken to the hospital with a pellet wound to his right leg.

Officials said initial reports stated the teen was shot by a hunter however no hunter was located in the area.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Connecticut State Police are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information should contact State Environmental Conservation police at 860-424-3333.

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