Lifestar called to hunting accident

Rifles on display at a Connecticut gun store (file).

HADDAM, Conn. (WTNH)– An Old Saybrook man was transported to the hospital after a hunting accident around 10:30 Saturday morning.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says the 65-year-old was shot in the leg after his rifle discharged, apparently by accident, while he was hunting. They say the incident happened in a wooded-area behind 76 Weiss Albert Road in Haddam.

The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital via Lifestar. His condition is not known, but DEEP says he was breathing and conscious at the scene.

News 8 will update this story with new information as it becomes available.

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