Ocean County Man Accidentally Kills Himself While Disassembling Gun


James Hammer, 46, of Barnegat Township died on Saturday after he accidentally shot himself while disassembling a gun at his home, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said.

Billhimer said that Barnegat Township Police were called to a residence in reference to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Mr. Hammer was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford Township and then flown to Atlanticare Regional Trauma Center in Atlantic City.

Mr. Hammer died from his wounds at around midnight, a statement said.

An investigation determined that Hammer had accidentally shot himself while disassembling the firearm. authorities did not disclose what type of gun it was.


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