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.READ MORE: Kason Parker Arrested In Deadly Stabbing Of 27-Year-Old Meghan Kiefer On Front Lawn Of Coram Home
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.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Timeline Of Rare October Nor'easter Approaching Tri-State Area
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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