Hunting-Related Shooting Incident Investigated in Hartford

11 May 2022

Vermont State Game Wardens are investigating a hunting-related shooting incident that occurred on private property off Quarry Road in Hartford on May 8.   

An investigation was conducted alongside detectives from the Vermont State Police.  Through interviews and scene processing it was determined that a 14-year-old juvenile was hunting with his father on the north side of Quarry Road.  The juvenile had shot and wounded a turkey which resulted in the juvenile and his father splitting up to attempt to locate it.  The juvenile’s father was attempting to shoot the wounded turkey and shot the juvenile. 

The father transported the juvenile to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he was treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. 

For Immediate Release:  May 11, 2022

Media Contacts:  Jeff Whipple 802-535-5220; Col. Jason Batchelder 802-279-4875

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