GREEFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) – A Greenfield man was accidentally shot while hunting Saturday evening.
Indiana Conservation officers say 31-year-old Dustin Fischer and 26-year-old Johnathan Armstrong, both of Greenfield, were coyote hunting on private property near Wilkinson in Hancock County.
Both men returned to Armstrong’s truck after hunting. Armstrong placed his .223 caliber rifle on th rear floorboard of the pickup prior to Fischer returning to the truck.
When Fischer put his rifle on the floorboard, Armstrong’s rifle fired, striking Fischer in the left arm.
Armstrong and the landowner applied a tourniquet to Fischer’s arm to stop the bleeding.
He was transported to Hancock Regional Hospital and then airlifted to St. Francis Hospital where he will undergo surgery.
The investigation is ongoing.
Edmonton, Ky. (November 28, 2016) – KSP Post 15 received a call on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at approximately 8:14 AM CST in reference to a shooting incident on Cedar Flat Rd. in Metcalfe County. Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Officers and Kentucky State Troopers responded to the scene along with the Metcalfe County Coroner.
35-year-old Herbert N. Lattin, of Edmonton, was located approximately 1/2 mile off the roadway, in a wooded area, with a single gunshot wound to the head. No foul play is suspected. Mr. Lattin was apparently deer hunting from an elevated stand when the accident occurred. Fish & Wildlife officer Jared Ervin is investigating.