Elkhart man injured during target shooting excursion
Posted: 03/30/2013 at 9:09 am
By: Truth Staff
NORTH WEBSTER ó An Elkhart man was taken to the hospital after he was accidentally injured with a firearm Friday afternoon, March 29.
Joey Douglas, 26, was target shooting at a range on Tri-County Fish and Wildlife property when he attempted to chamber a cartridge into the barrel of his rifle that is believed to have been obstructed, according to a press release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The obstructing cartridge discharged, onto Douglasís wrist and hand. Ken Dowdle, with the DNR law enforcement division said the the firearm ďexplodedĒ on the rear side, posing no danger to anyone else at the range.
He was taken to IU Health Goshen Hospital, where he was treated and released for non life-threatening injuries.