Gunshot killed Butler County man

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Pennsylvania State Police are investigating what appears to be an accidental fatal shooting in Center Township, Butler County.

Police responded to a call about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday from a residence in the 200 block of Pine Tract Road.

Trooper Dan Kesten, who works out of the Butler County barracks, said 21-year-old Matthew Jude Hughes of Butler died from a single gunshot fired from a revolver. A news release from state police said investigators believe the wound was self-inflicted and accidental.

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Molly Born: mborn@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1944 and on Twitter: @borntolede.


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