Police: Accidental Shooting in Heath Township

state_policeHEATH TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Marienville-based State Police say around 4:00 p.m. on November 26, an accidental shooting occurred in a wooded area, 50 yards north of Pine Run Road, .2 mile east of State Route 948, in Heath Township, Jefferson County.

Police say the incident happened as 55-year-old Brian J. Silvis, of Grand River, Ohio, was walking through thick woods, and the .22 revolver he was carrying on his hip caught on a branch and fired a single round into his right calf.

Silvis drove himself to Brookville Hospital for treatment.

No other details were provided.

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