Accidental Shooting Repor ted
Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg were dispatched to an area along East Pittman Road on Thursday, March 24, in response to an accidental shooting.
According to Trooper Garry Ford, 20- year- old Michael Fredrick Shives Jr. was walking across a Thompson Township field at 11:56 a.m. when he stepped into a hole and fell. Shives’ loaded .22 caliber rifle discharged shooting him in the left calf.
Shives was immediately transported to Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. for treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery, Trooper Ford said.