Indiana sees second hunting-related accident of the season

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After another accident involving a deer hunter, Indiana DNR is reminding Hoosiers the importance of firearm safety.

Posted: Nov 27, 2017 10:54 AM

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — After another accident involving a deer hunter, Indiana DNR is reminding Hoosiers the importance of firearm safety.

Officers say 50-year-old Karl Stratton accidentally shot himself in the leg with a shotgun while hunting in Madison County Saturday.

A relative called 911 and Stratton was taken to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment.

His current condition is unknown.

A state conservation officer determined Stratton's 12-gauge shotgun accidentally fired as he tried to grab the soft case it was in.

The shotgun was pointed toward him with the safety off.

Saturday's shooting incident is the second in Indiana so far this deer hunting season.

About a week ago in Harrison County, a man was found dead in a tree stand with a gunshot wound to the head.

No foul play is suspected in that case.

DNR says to always leave the safety on to help prevent accidental discharges and keep firearms pointed in a safe direction at all times.

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