UPDATE AT 1 PM – New details have emerged about a shooting that took place in the Town of Cherry Creek Monday morning.
New York State Police Captain Eric Balon told WNYNewsNow the incident occurred around 6:30 am in the area of Pick Up Hill Rd. Police say two separate parties attempted to shoot the same turkey on private property.
Balon said the first hunting party with a 17-year-old juvenile was attempting to call a bird and at the same time a unidentified shooter shot at the bird, striking the teenage hunter.
Police said the alleged shooter is cooperating with authorities as the investigation remains ongoing.
CHERRY CREEK – New York State Police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday they are investigating a shooting that took place on Pick Up Hill Rd. around 6:30 am.
New York State Police Captain Eric Balon said the victim was a hunter. “There were very minor injuries in the hunting accident, but the guy was hit with pellets.”
Several agencies responded to the scene including Cherry Creek Fire Department and Chautauqua County Emergency Services.