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Man Dead after Shooting in the Town of Barton

A Tioga County man is dead after a shooting in the Town of Barton, near Bonham Road at around 6PM Saturday.
The Sheriff’s Office says Dustin Charles, 21, of Halsey Valley and Christopher Preston, 36, of Brooktondale were target shooting when a gun went off, hitting Charles.
Preston tried to call 911, but because of poor cell service in the area he drove Charles to a nearby home where the owners called for help.
Charles was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Lourdes Hospital for an autopsy.
Police have not indicated who was holding the gun when Charles was shot.
The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

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