- Associated Press - Monday, November 7, 2016

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana conservation officials say they’re investigating after an accidental hunting shooting left two men injured.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials said Monday afternoon that the three were squirrel hunting Sunday morning when one of them tripped and fell, causing his finger to hit the trigger of the firearm he was carrying. The gun fired, striking 39-year-old Cory Gregory of Evansville and 26-year-old Timmy Burnett of Mount Vernon.

Police said Burnett suffered injuries to his back and significant injuries to his upper arm while Gregory injured his hand and arm. Both were taken by ambulance from the scene and treated at an Evansville hospital. Burnett was later transferred to the University of Louisville Hospital.

The accident happened in Posey County on Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife property.


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