The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


September 7, 2012

Game commission investigating report of hunter shot in toe

HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Tim Wenrich, of Cumberland County, is seeking information regarding a hunting-related shooting incident that occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, on State Game Land 170, near the Idle Road parking area in Rye Township, Perry County.

The 26-year-old victim, from Marysville, Perry County, was seated along a footpath not far from the parking area, and had his back to a tree and facing a stream. Just as he felt something hit his left foot, he heard a gunshot fired from behind him. When he turned to look, he saw a dark haired, young male, about 75 to 100 yards away, running east toward the parking lot. He then heard a vehicle drive out of the parking lot.

The victim drove himself to the Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill and was treated for a single, small caliber gunshot to the base of his fourth toe on his left foot.

“Anyone with information about the person or persons responsible is urged to contact me through the Game Commission’s Southcentral Region Office, at 814-643-1831,“ WCO Wenrich said.

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