Update: Shooting In Barton Appears To Be Accidental


The Tioga County Sheriff’s Department says a fatal shooting in the Town of Barton over the weekend appears to be accidental.  Deputies say Dustin Charles, 21, of Halsey Valley and Christopher Preston, 36, of Brooktondale were target shooting off of Bonham Road Saturday evening when a gun went off, hitting Charles.
Preston tried to call 911 but because of poor cell service in the area, he had to drive 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.

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