Hunting accidents

News Update: Monday, December 7 - Man Injured in Chappy Hunting Accident

A man deer hunting on Chappaquiddick Saturday morning was accidentally shot by a member of his party — marking the second time in a less than a week someone has mistakenly been shot during the ongoing hunting season.

A spokesperson for the state environmental police said the man caught a shotgun slug while on a private property on Cape Pogue just before 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Shotgun Deer Season Opens With Accident

A Cape Cod man was accidentally shot in the neck on the first day of shotgun deer season on Monday in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. Dr. Joseph Asiaf, 73, of Centerville, caught a single piece of buckshot in the neck; police believe he was shot by a member of his own hunting party.

His injuries are not life-threatening.

Although the Massachusetts state police continue to investigate, the incident is being called a hunting accident and no criminal charges are expected.