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Man taken to hospital following firearm accident

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 30, 2013 at 1:37 p.m.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated and corrected from its original version.

NORTH WEBSTER — 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 Douglas’s wrist and hand. Ken Dowdle, with the DNR law enforcement division said the the firearm “exploded” 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.