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Parma Man Critically Injured by Target Shooters, say Deputies

Matthew Rodgers, left, and Ryan Pellman, right.
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Matthew Rodgers, left, and Ryan Pellman, right.

A Parma man is in critical condition after he was allegedly shot by two other men who police say were target shooting without a backdrop.

Monroe County deputies say 42-year old Kevin Flannery was working on his property at 629 Moul Road in Parma at about 4:45 Tuesday afternoon when he was shot in the abdomen.

Deputies responded to the scene and could hear gunshots being fired in the distance. They say 34-year old Ryan G. Pellman and 35-year old Matthew E. Rodgers were shooting at paper targets about 800 yards south of Flannery's property without a protective backdrop.

Both men have been arraigned in Parma Town Court on charges of assault and reckless endangerment. They were sent to the Monroe County Jail and released on bail. 

Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two-decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York, to Miami, Florida.