Last updated: November 16. 2013 10:54PM - 4390 Views

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A man hunting turkey was accidentally shot in the face Saturday morning near Northmoreland Township in Wyoming County, near the Luzerne County border.

Rescue crews responded to a report of a man, in his 40s, who was shot with a 12-gauge shotgun near Butternut Lane.

Medics from the Franklin/Northmoreland crew took one patient to the hospital.

State police at Tunkhannock said the accident didn’t appear to be a fatality, but they said it would be investigated by the State Game Commission. Calls to the the regional Game Commission office near Dallas were not returned.

Check back here for more as the story develops.

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