State Police investigating fatal hunting accident

Herkimer County

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (NEWS10) — State Police are investigating a hunting accident that has left one man dead.

State Police say 20-year-old Joshua R. Morgan, of Newport was part of a hunting party out in the woods when he was reportedly accidentally shot by another person in the party.

Police say the incident occurred Sunday morning before 9 a.m. in a wooded area north of State Route 5s in the town of Frankfort.

Police pronounced Morgan dead on scene. The investigation is ongoing.

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