Conservation Officers are investigating an unintentional self-inflicted
gunshot wound that occurred at Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area in LaPorte
County on Sunday.
According to the
Department of Natural Resources, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Conservation
Officers were dispatched to Kingsbury FWA. Shortly before, LaPorte County
Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting that a hunter had been shot in
age 48, of Valparaiso, subsequently informed Conservation Officers that he
was deer hunting and attempted to place his .44 caliber revolver pistol in a
holster when the firearm discharged into his right leg. His juvenile son
immediately used a belt to reduce bleeding and called 911.
Fischer was in
stable condition and transported to LaPorte Hospital for medical treatment,
the DNR said, and the investigation is ongoing.