Hunting bolt-action .308 rifle by Griffin & Howe
At approximately 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the Bethlehem Police Department received a 911 call reporting that a man had been shot in the shoulder on Smultz Road in Glenmont. Members of Bethlehem Police Department responded to the scene and determined that multiple members of a hunting party had just exited the woods and were in the process of unloading their rifles. A 24-year-old man from Voorheesville was attempting to unload his .308 rifle when a single round was discharged. The round struck two parked vehicles before hitting a 25 year-old- man from Rensselaer in the shoulder. The victim and the subject who fired the rifle are brothers.
The victim was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital by Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and Albany County Paramedics. He is in stable condition.
At this time the joint investigation into this incident is continuing by the Bethlehem Police Department and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police. Bethlehem Police Department is not releasing the names of the individuals involved, as the investigation is on-going and no charges have been filed.