Paul Witter, chair of the Southampton (Franklin) Township Board of Supervisors, suffered an accidental shot to his left shoulder around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Roxbury Road.

According to Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman Travis Lau, Witter was riding an all-terrain vehicle through a grass field when a 78-year-old Chambersburg man shot at him with a .300-caliber rifle. The game commission is investigating the accidental shooting, and is currently treating it as a “mistaken for game” incident. Charges could be filed against the shooter by the game commission, according to Lau.

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