Authorities: Man dies of accidental gunshot wound

By – Associated Press – Sunday, March 10, 2019

BARNEGAT, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say a New Jersey man accidentally shot and killed himself while disassembling a firearm.

Ocean County prosecutors and Barnegat Township police say officers were called to a township home on Saturday.

Authorities said an investigation determined that 46-year-old James Hammer of Barnegat accidentally shot himself while disassembling a firearm.

Officials said he was taken to Southern Ocean Medical Center and then flown to Atlanticare Regional Trauma Center in Atlantic City, but died of his wounds at about midnight Saturday.

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