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Hunter's stray bullet damages two cars in Nesquehoning

Published December 03. 2013 05:00PM

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating the discharge of a firearm in Nesquehoning. The incident took place on Monday in the area behind Maple Shade Meadows Senior Living Center.

Cory Bentzoni, conservation officer for Carbon County, has reported that the investigation has led to a 14-year-old juvenile who accidentally discharged his rifle, hitting two vehicles.

Bentzoni's said initial investigation has determined that the shooting was not intentional and the youth was not shooting at a deer at the time the shot was fired.

"There was no ill intent," said the officer.

Bentzoni is conferring with Nesquehoning police on the issue.

Bentzoni said that after the investigation is complete, he and local police will determine whether any charges will be filed against the youth.

The bullet damaged a mirror on one car and hit the windshield of another.

According to the law, a person can't discharge a firearm within 150 yards of an occupied dwelling.

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