Burlington County hunter dies after accidentally shooting himself

Authorities say a New Jersey goose hunter who was out with his father died after he accidentally shot himself in the head and neck.

The accident occurred around 4:15 p.m. Saturday in a wooded area of West Windsor.

Earlier reports indicated the older man had accidentally shot his son. But police say the man was killed when his own gun discharged. Further details on how the shooting occurred have not been disclosed.

The victim, identified only as a 45-year-old Chesterfield, N.J. man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The father apparently was not injured.

Authorities say the two men were hunting by themselves and had Canada goose decoys spread out in front of their blind. They said both men were properly licensed to hunt the birds.

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