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Parishville man shot during “shooting sport activity”

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POTSDAM — A Parishville man was injured Friday evening when he was shot in the arm and stomach area during what police described as a “shooting sport activity.”

St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies said David R. Witherell, 22, of 3471 George St., suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm and abdomen at an unspecified location on Heath Road in the town of Potsdam at 7:49 p.m.

Mr. Witherell was taken to Canton—Potsdam Hospital and then transferred to Fletcher Allen Medical Center, Burlington, Vt., for treatment.

Deputies said the investigation is continuing and further details will be provided at a later time.

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