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2 hunters in Indiana shot after dog knocks over shotgun

November 13, 2018

2 hunters in Indiana shot after dog knocks over shotgun

AURORA, Indiana — Two hunters suffered gunshot wounds after a dog knocked over a shotgun in a hunting blind, causing the weapon to discharge, reports say.

Reports say the two men had finished hunting waterfowl on Saturday and were standing outside a blind in a field near Aurora when the incident occurred at about 9 a.m.

According to Fox 59, a shotgun was propped up inside the blind when the dog went inside and knocked it over.

The shotgun went off, firing through the blind and hitting both men in the ankles. Reports say the safety was off on the 12 gauge Browning Maxus shotgun.

Adam Daugherty, 30, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, first was taken to a nearby hospital but was later transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the Journal Press reports.

Jeremy Legge, 37, Petersburg, Kentucky, transported himself to a doctor for treatment, Fox 59 reports.

Reports say the incident remains under investigation.

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