At approximately 12:30 pm on Saturday, November 17, Andrew Knight, 37, from Rome, Maine was the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the left foot while hunting. Knight stated that he was hunting with his father Kenneth Knight and a female junior hunter (both from Rome) off from the Rome Road in Mercer.
Knight stated he was returning from the woods from hunting to meet with his relatives (above) near the roadside. Knight stated he placed the gun barrel on the top of his left foot in a resting position and the firearm discharged. The gun was a Remington pump-action 12-gauge shotgun loaded with buck shot when the firearm discharged.
Knight was provided with care and transported by Delta Ambulance to Inland Hospital in Waterville. Game Warden Steve Allarie and Sergeant Terry Hughes responded to and are investigating this incident. The Maine State Police also assisted in this incident. Knight was in stable condition as last reported. This incident remains under investigation. No further information or photos are available at this time.
Image courtesy Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife