Hunter accidentally shot in Chautauqua County

ARKWRIGHT, N.Y. (WIVB) – A hunter is recovering after he was shot in Chautauqua County.

According to New York State Police, a 17-year-old hunter accidentally shot 33-year-old Joseph McAndrews in the Town of Arkwright near Meadows Road.

Investigators say the teen was aiming for a doe with a .12 gauge shotgun.

McAndrews was taken to ECMC with a leg injury. Police say the injury in non-life threatening and he will recover. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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