Covington man dead in accidental shooting

By Mike Ullery

COVINGTON – A Covington man is dead after an apparent accidental shooting in the village.

Covington police and medics were summoned to an address on Regency Court between 1:30 and 2 p.m. on Tuesday after a man was reported to have been shot.

Chief Lee Harmon of the Covington Police Department said that the shooting appears to be accidental. “Two brothers were going to go target shooting at their parent’s house,” said Harmon, “when the gun that one of the brothers was carrying discharged.”

Harmon said that the weapon was a shotgun.

The victim was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center but was pronounced dead on arrival.

No names have been released pending notification of family.

By Mike Ullery