- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

CALEDONIA, N.Y. (AP) - Law enforcement agencies are investigating after a woman was fatally shot in a hunting accident in western New York over the weekend.

Authorities say the accident occurred just before 4 p.m. Sunday in a wooded area near the Genesee River in Caledonia in Livingston County, south of Rochester.

The unidentified victim was in a hunting party with four other people when she was shot in the abdomen. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear.

The woman was rushed to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where she was pronounced dead.

Sheriff Thomas Dougherty says the shooting occurred in a section of woods, making it difficult for first responders to get to the woman.

State Department of Environmental Conservation police say this was the state’s third deer hunting fatality this year.


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