CHATEAUGAY — A man was hospitalized following what State Police believe was an accidental shooting.

At around 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to a home on County Route 33 in Chateaugay when the incident was reported, according to a press release.

State Police said Michael D. West, 20, is in critical but stable condition at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

West apparently suffered a gunshot wound to his torso, police said.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Department assisted State Police.

More details will be added to this report.


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