WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police say a father has accidentally shot and killed his adult son during a hunting trip in New Jersey Saturday afternoon.

Police say the older man, in his 70s, mistakenly shot his 45-year-old son in the back of the head.

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Police were dispatched to Old Trenton Road, a large farm, around 4:15 p.m., where officers and medical personnel found the man dead, Lt. Matthew Kemp told WCBS 880.

“Everyone is in shock, the father who was out there, the responding family members– it’s a very tight-knit family. The whole community is really shaken up by it,” Kemp said.

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West Windsor police and the Mercer County prosecutor’s office are investigating, but Kemp says all indications point to it being a hunting accident and nothing more serious than that.

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