By Juli McDonald

PLYMPTON (CBS) – A 25-year-old man was shot in an apparent hunting accident in Plympton Friday afternoon. Police were called to a Center Street home at about 4:00 p.m. and found the man on the property who had been shot in the chest.

EMTs tried to treat the man before rushing him to South Shore Hospital.

Investigators say it appears the man and several others were hunting in the woods behind the Center Street home. Some of the hunters provided critical care before EMTs arrived.

Police have not released the condition of the man or his identity.

Massachusetts Environmental Police announced Saturday morning that a K-9 unit named Jett, an explosives detection dog who is assisting with the case, found ballistic evidence in a marshy area the night before.

Jett, the K-9 unit working on the hunting accident case that occurred Friday. (Photo Credit: Massachusetts Environmental Police)

This is the second hunting accident where someone was shot this week. The first happened on Wednesday in Wareham.

Juli McDonald


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