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Oil City Man Charged In Accidental Shooting Of Another Hunter

April 9, 2013

An Oil City man has been charged with accidentally shooting another man with whom he was hunting last November.

Officials say 24 year-old William Hack was already lodged in the Venango County Jail in Franklin following his arrest two weeks ago on charges stemming from the alleged indecent assault of a four year-old boy.  His preliminary hearing in that case was postponed.

Hack is now charged with shooting a human while hunting and counts connected with allegedly illegally obtaining a hunting license.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission claims that Hack accidentally discharged a crossbow into the shoulder and back of a hunting companion.  The incident was said to have occurred November 2 in the Rynd Hill area in Cornplanter Township.  The other hunter underwent several weeks of treatment, including a stint in a Pittsburgh hospital.

A hearing on the new charges is slated for May 8.

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