EnCon officer shot in hunting accident

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GALLATIN – An off-duty state environmental conservation police officer was shot in the leg Tuesday evening when a hunter mistook him for a deer, a source close to the investigation told Mid-Hudson News.
The 36-year-old officer was rushed to MidHudson Regional Medical Center in Poughkeepsie for treatment of the wound caused by a 30-30 rifle shell, the source said.
State Police are investigating the incident which occurred behind US Lumber on Route 7 in Gallatin.